Vanguard Makes Bendix Spring Brake Standard on Trailers

January 2008, - Feature

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Vanguard National Trailer Corp. has announced that the Bendix SB-4 combination spring brake is now standard equipment on all new Vanguard dry van trailer models.
The spring brake assumes standard position alongside availability
of the existing Bendix ASA-5 automatic slack adjuster.
Vanguard Trailer representative Ken Huff, said, his company has had great success with Bendix products.
"Vanguard has had a very positive experience with the slack adjusters we put on our trailers, and we expect the same outstanding performance and low-cost maintenance from Bendix chambers."
Vanguard rolled out its first VIP 4000 dry van trailer in February 2004 and has since expanded its product line to include a full range of dry vans. The company is just one of several trailer manufacturers that made Bendix technology standard equipment during 2007.


The Bendix SB-4 combination spring brake is produced and made available by Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake under the Bendix brand name. Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake - a joint venture between Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems LLC and Dana Corp. - designs, manufactures, distributes and supports foundation brake systems and components, as well as actuation systems and all makes coverage of more than 50,000 medium- and heavy-duty aftermarket parts.
The Bendix brand combination spring brake contains a service brake chamber and a piggyback chamber. The service brake chamber provides service braking and the piggyback chamber provides parking braking and emergency braking capabilities. The product is available in a variety of sizes, providing a wide range of output forces and strokes. Combination spring brakes can be mounted with the mounting bolts in either a vertical or horizontal plane on standard mounting stud centers.

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