LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Mack Trucks announced at the World of Concrete this week that it is now offering disc brakes on its vocational trucks.
The Meritor EX+ air disc brakes will be available on Mack Granite, TerraPro and Titan models.
“Mack’s air disc brakes are built to our standards and tuned specifically for the needs of vocational customers to help boost uptime and lower overall lifecycle costs,” said Stu Russoli, Mack vocational marketing product manager. “Vehicle operators and workers on the job site can also enjoy the added safety benefits of the air disc brakes’ exceptional stopping performance.”
Air disc brakes have been proven to provide better stopping capabilities with less maintenance required than S-cam designs. Mack’s disc brakes will utilize a flat rotor concept to prevent heat distortion in heavy-duty service, rather than “hat-shaped” rotors, which are prone to distortion and shorter life, the company announced.
The brake pads have been engineered by Mack to deliver top performance and minimize brake fade during extreme braking cycles and frequent use, Mack says.
“In line with our philosophy of application excellence, our air disc brakes are optimized to give customers a durable option for excellent performance in any type of work environment,” said John Walsh, Mack vice-president of marketing.