ELYRIA, Ohio – Bendix has released the ADB22X-LT air disc brake, the first the company specifically engineered for trailers, which is now available to the North American commercial vehicle market.
Offering a robust, optimal braking solution for a wide range of trailer needs, the air disc brake is produced by Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake, has a 23,000-lbs brake rating and weighs 40 lbs lighter per tandem axle compared to the Bendix ADB22X air disc brake.
“In the decade since Bendix introduced the first air disc brake to the North American commercial vehicle market, we’ve had many customers equip their trailers with ADBs; their positive feedback and effective on-road experience played a big part in developing the ADB22X-LT,” said Keith McComsey, director, marketing and customer solutions, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake. “We put Bendix’s wide-ranging braking expertise to work to help meet the challenges presented in trailer applications, and the end result is an air disc brake that offers the advantages of lighter weight and more convenient servicing – while still performing at the high levels demanded in today’s trucking environment.”
The ADB22X-LT brake features a new pad with 8% more wearable volume, up to 40% improvement on wear rate and is said to provide increased payload capacity, improved fuel efficiency and shortened maintenance time.
“Our ongoing dialogue with fleets reinforces the growing interest in air disc brakes as more operators understand their impact as a strong contributor to help drive lower total cost of ownership,” said Eddie Wilkinson, Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake president. “That’s true of trailers as well, where increasing numbers of carriers are choosing this superior technology. We’re proud to bring the industry a second high-performing air disc brake, with unique advantages for trailers. And we’re honored that Utility – which shares our commitment to safety, performance, and value – is the first to make it available.”