Bendix Air Disc Brakes Available on Peterbilt Vocational Models
July 2012, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Bendix air disc front brakes are now available on Peterbilt Models 382 and 348.
"Peterbilt's vocational duty customers will recognize the value of this addition to these models," said Charles Cook, Peterbilt Vocational Market Segment Manager. "These brakes will add value to customer's bottom line as it will require less maintenance, and last longer."
Air disc brakes offer a number of operation advantages including reduced stopping distance; extended service intervals for reduced maintenance and reduced downtime during service; straight, stable stops due to minimized brake force variation between brakes.
The compact design minimizes weight and maintenance. Internal automatic brake adjustment allows the brakes to always be in a state of optimum adjustment. Optimized friction pairing results in minimal noise and maximized pad and rotor life.
Peterbilt's Model 382 is designed for regional haul markets such as pickup and delivery, as well as a range of vocational markets, such as construction, refuse, fire service and emergency applications. Available in GVW ratings from 31,000 to 66,000 pounds, the Model 348 is designed for low horsepower and torque vocational environments such as dumps, mixers and cranes, where a more compact overall vehicle envelope is required.
Peterbilt was the first commercial vehicle OEM in North America to offer air disc brakes as standard equipment on its Class 8 product line-up.