Wabco, Hendrickson to Offer Axles with Lightweight Air Disc Brakes

March 25, 2015

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LOUISVILLE, Ky.  –  Wabco says it has signed a long-term supply agreement with Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems to provide advanced air disc brakes for an integrated trailer-axle product with weight-saving potential.

As part of the agreement, Wabco will launch its lightweight Maxx22T air disc brake in North America.  Maxx22T and Hendrickson axle offers overall weight reduction of up to 100 pounds on tandem axle trailers, helping to improve vehicle fuel efficiency and enabling increased payload, said Nik Varty, Wabco’s president, Americas.

Wabco’s single-piston design has approximately 25% fewer parts compared to other air disc brakes available in the market, making it more reliable and lowering maintenance costs for users, he said. A bi-directional adjuster minimizes the risk of hot running brakes.

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