Peterbilt Motors Co. announced Bendix air disc front brakes are available immediately on Models 382 and 348. “Peterbilt’s vocational-duty customers will recognize the value of this addition to these models,” said Charles Cook, Peterbilt vocational market segment manager. “These brakes will add value to customer’s bottom line as it will require less maintenance, and last longer.”
According to the companies, air disc brakes offer a number of operational advantages, including reduced stopping distance, extended service intervals for reduced maintenance, reduced downtime during service, straight and stable stops due to minimized brake force variation between brakes, a compact design that minimizes weight and maintenance, internal automatic brake adjustment that allows the brakes to always be in a state of optimum adjustment, and optimized friction pairing that results in minimal noise and maximized pad and rotor life.
Model 382 is designed for regional-haul markets such as pickup and delivery, as well as a range of vocational markets and is suited to meet municipal specifications and a variety of construction, refuse, fire service and emergency applications. Model 348, available in GVW ratings from 31,000 to 66,000 pounds, is designed for low-horsepower-and-torque vocational environments such as dumps, mixers and cranes, where a more compact overall vehicle envelope is required.