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New Bendix brake options for Kenworth

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Truck buyers now have one more option to look at on Kenworth Truck Company’s spec sheet.


KIRKLAND, Wash. – Truck buyers now have one more option to look at on Kenworth Truck Company’s spec sheet.

The company is offering factory-installed Bendix ADB22X front and rear air disc brakes on the Kenworth T370 medium-duty model.

Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes have a two-pin floating caliper design that is supposed to offer more stringent overall dimension accuracy and consistent force distribution. Bendix also claims the design of the ADB22X is supposed to reduce brake fade with no degradation of stopping power.

They are available for a single rear axle with a GAWR of 19,000 lbs. to 23,000 lbs. They can also be mated with Hendrickson HAS air suspension or dual rear axles with a GAWR up to 40,000 lbs. with Kenworth AG400L suspension. Front axle coverage includes 10,000 lb. and 12,000 lb. capacities.

In December, Kenworth announced that it was making Bendix ADB22X front air disc brakes standard on its Class 8 tractors and trucks. The front air disc brakes were previously available as an option on Kenworth Class 8 models.


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