Paccar Parts says its Roadleveler brakes stand up to the chemicals found in road de-icing agents.
RENTON, Wash. — With winter approaching, Paccar Parts is promoting its Roadleveler brakes which it says are resistant to the corrosive properties found in road de-icing agents such as magnesium chloride and calcium chloride.
“Since these chemicals don’t readily evaporate and are highly soluble in water, chemical de-icers stick around and prevent ice from forming on the roadways, making snow removal easier,” said Jeff Sass, general marketing manager for Paccar Parts. “But those same qualities make it easier for the corrosive chemicals to penetrate truck components like brakes.”
The Roadleveler brand of new and remanufactured brakes are marketed as all-make replacement parts including shoes and hardware kits for medium- and heavy-duty trucks. All products meet or exceed federal requirements.
“A special anti-corrosion hydraplex enamel coating that’s first applied through full immersion sets the Roadleveler product apart,” Sass explained. The immersion process protects surfaces from exposure to contaminants such as chemical de-icers and also prevents rustjacking, according to the company.
“Rustjacking, or the build-up of rust behind the friction material on brake shoes, can cause brake linings to lift and crack, a leading cause of out-of-service violations during brake inspections,” Sass added.
Roadleveler brakes are available from US and Canadian Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers.
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