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Volvo, Mack offer Bendix air disc brakes

GREENSBORO, N.C. -- Volvo Group has announced that Volvo VT and VN model trucks as well as Mack Pinnacle Axle Forwa...


GREENSBORO, N.C. — Volvo Group has announced that Volvo VT and VN model trucks as well as Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward and Axle Back models are now available with Bendix air disc brakes.

The Bendix ADB22X disc brake will be a new option, providing better braking and a reduction in brake fade on long downhill grades, the companies announced. Mack will be showcasing the new option at the Great American Trucking Show in Dallas Aug. 21-23.

Disc brakes also promise to require less maintenance than traditional drum brakes as well as last longer. On Mack models, the brakes will be available on 12,000-lb front and 40,000-lb rear axles. Volvo trucks will be available with disc brakes on front axles with ratings of 12,000- to 13,200-lb and 40,000-lb rears. The disc brakes can also be ordered on the front axles only.


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