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ArvinMeritor providing long-life brakes to Volvo

TROY, Mich. -- ArvinMeritor's Commercial Vehicle Systems unit says Volvo Trucks North America will be offering the...

TROY, Mich. — ArvinMeritor’s Commercial Vehicle Systems unit says Volvo Trucks North America will be offering the Meritor MX500 long-life brake package as optional equipment on its VN tractors.

The MX500 brake package consists of a 15-inch x 5-in. front and 16.5-in. x 8-in. rear Meritor Q Plus cam brakes featuring fully-sealed camshaft housings and a factory-installed automatic slack adjusters. It requires no lubrication or lining maintenance for three years/500,000 miles and is covered by a full warranty.

According to the company, the MX500 includes proprietary Meritor linings that use an advanced friction material mix to produce a significant increase in lining life at normal operating temperatures, providing longer intervals between relines and lower overall maintenance costs.

“The linings are specially-designed to meet the operating characteristics for properly balanced linehaul tractors,” says Gary Ganaway, marketing director of the company’s Brake Division. “We truly stand behind our product by being the only brake supplier to offer a comprehensive warranty for brakes, including linings.”

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