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When the sun comes out… check the brakes

The problems associated with driving through standing or running water have the potential to wreak havoc with any brake system.

Three inspections to prevent uneven brake wear

Maintenance during the winter months presents unique challenges. Ice, slush, and general muck on the roads take a significant toll on brakes and other exposed components. Any road grit that finds its way into moving parts can result in binding and uneven wear, and there is a greater potential for damage from larger highway debris

ConMet releases aftermarket wheel-end products

ConMet recently introduced TruCast, a competitively priced brake drum designed to ensure optimum braking performance, according to the company. TruCast offers a weight-saving advantage as well, the company noted. The 16.5-in. x 8.625-in. version is 9 lbs. lighter than a standard cast drum. In addition to that version, ConMet offers a 16.5-in. x 7-in. drum that weighs

Mack adds air disc brakes to vocational truck lineup

Work truck customers looking for superior stopping performance in harsh conditions and duty cycles can now order Meritor EX+ Air Disc Brakes for their Mack Granite, TerraPro and Titan by Mack models. Mack Trucks introduced the air disc brakes offering across its vocational lineup today at the 2014 World of Concrete exhibition. “Mack’s air disc

Mack adds air disc brakes to vocational truck lineup
Digital Abex air disc brake catalog now available

A new digital catalog featuring the expanded Abex line of replacement air disc brake pads for commercial vehicles is now available from Federal-Mogul.

TSE Brakes announces partnership with FleetPride

FleetPride, a retailer of heavy-duty truck and trailer parts will now carry TSE Brakes’ UltraLife, OmniBrake and severe-duty spring brakes.

Accuride introduces Gunite lightweight brake drum

Accuride Corp. announced the introduction of the Gunite Silver lightweight brake drum. The new 4000X drum is a full-cast brake drum that offers a 12.5-lb weight savings over standard full-cast drums.

Good friction: Replacing air disc brake pads

Choosing the right friction material for air disc brakes is only one factor to consider when replacing pads.

Online parts guide offered by Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake

To provide fleets, distributors and dealers with easy access to its Formula Blue line of hydraulic brake parts for light- and medium-duty Class 1 to Class 6 vehicles, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC (BSFB) launched the online Formula Blue Parts Guide.

Aftermarket parts catalog released by Meritor

An all-new aftermarket parts catalog covering brakes, trailer axles and wheel attaching parts is now available from Meritor. The revised 13-chapter catalog (#PB8857) includes new products and models introduced in the past 24 months.

Meritor WABCO receives Excellence in Quality Award

Hino Motors Manufacturing U.S.A. Inc. has awarded Meritor WABCO with a 2012 Excellence in Quality Award for the third time in the past five years. The award recognizes Meritor WABCO for achieving a perfect zero parts per million (PPM) defect rate during the entire calendar year.

Brakes & friction

Buying heavy-duty brakes for optimum stopping distance.