SAF-Holland introduces its P89, P89 Plus air disc brakes

SAF-Holland introduces its P89, P89 Plus air disc brakes

SAF-Holland Inc. has introduced its new P89 Air Disc Brake Series. Designed with the commercial fleet in mind, P89 air disc brakes provide improved braking performance, extended service intervals, and ease of maintenance, according to SAF-Holland.

“We are able to pass this cost savings to our North American fleet customers and for the first time put air disc brake technology within reach of fleets large and small,” said Jeff Talaga, vice president of sales and strategic development for the Americas with SAF-Holland.

The P89 Series is comprised of two models: the New P89 and P89 Plus.

The new P89 base model is a customizable design that the company says comes at a significantly lower price point than previous generation air disc brake systems. At the heart of the P89 air disc brake (above) is the SAF SBS 2220 caliper and 430-mm diameter heavy duty vented rotor. The dual piston SBS 2220 caliper applies an even pressure pattern across the brake lining, the company said. The New P89 comes standard with a robust 3.5-in. diameter parallel spindle or an optional lightweight taper spindle configuration, which reduces weight by 10 lbs. per axle, uses industry-standard bearings and wheel seals to reduce maintenance costs, and is backed with a five-year warranty.


The P89 Plus (above) is a premium package that includes a seven-year maintenance-free bearing system that uses large 89-mm front and rear bearings, which are individually sealed and lubricated with high temperature long life grease. Traditional wheel seals are completely eliminated by the P89 Plus. Precision bearing spacers are installed between the inner and outer bearings to control bearing pre-load for maximum life, SAF-Holland explained, pointing to extensive product testing that has shown the P89 Plus bearing system provides four times better bearing life. A bi-metallic design of the SAF Integral rotor allows the rotor to expand and contract a radial direction, which keeps the braking surface flat and eliminates the umbrella effect.

You May Also Like

Volvo Group to build new heavy-duty truck manufacturing plant in Mexico

Volvo expects the plant to be operational in 2026.


The Volvo Group announced that it will build a new heavy-duty truck manufacturing plant in Mexico to supplement its U.S. production. The plant will provide additional capacity for both Volvo Trucks and Mack Trucks in the U.S. and Canadian markets, and support Mack truck sales in Mexico and Latin America, Volvo said. Volvo expects the plant to be operational in 2026.

J&R Schugel wraps Kenworth T680s to support driver causes

After a driver beat breast cancer, the company wrapped her truck in pink and white to support her goal of raising awareness.

FTR: Class 8 orders down more than 30% month-over-month

Despite the substantial drop from February, FTR says the market is performing well, as March orders are on track with 2023.

A ‘Toward Zero’ emissions Q&A with Volvo Trucks’s Roger Alm

Talking through the challenges, the technological advances, and the strategies for a sustainable future.

ACT Research trailer report finds carriers with ‘reduced willingness to invest in equipment’

ACT Research says limited capex and companies saving money to meet EPA regulations are currently weighing on trailer demand.


Other Posts

Peterbilt offers Cummins X15N natural gas engine in Models 579, 567, 520

Orders are scheduled for production in Q3 of this year.

Range Energy receives $23.5M in new financing for electric trailers

This recent funding follows the company’s $8M seed round from November 2022, bringing total funding to $31.5M.

MEMA responds to finalized EPA Phase 3 standards

MEMA and its members welcome the EPA’s final rule for Greenhouse Gas Emissions Standards for Heavy-Duty Vehicles.

The search is on: Returning initiative to reward military veteran driver with Kenworth T680

The competition is searching for America’s top rookie military veteran driver, who transitioned into trucking after military service.