International Truck is making air disc brakes standard equipment on all axles for all models of the new International LT Series tractor, a move the company says is a first. As a result of the spec upgrade, Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes will be standard on all LT Series tractors with 6x4, 6x2, and 4x2 axle configurations.
According to Bendix, the ADB22X air disc brake features a patented lightweight design that significantly reduces stopping distance and extends brake system life while consistently delivering straight, stable stops. Bendix says air disc brakes also provide greater reliability, thanks to a design that nearly eliminates brake fade and degradation of stopping power. In addition, total cost of ownership can be reduced because air disc brakes generally allow for significantly shorter pad change times than traditional drums.
“Our DriverFirst design philosophy ensures the needs of professional drivers remain top of mind with our product development team,” said Denny Mooney, senior vice president, global product development, International Trucks. “Offering standard air disc brakes on all axles is just another example of our Uptime promise to build trucks with the latest safety technologies, that stay on the road and that drivers want to drive.”