Bendix combination spring brake standard on Vanguard dry vans

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The Bendix trailer product business recently announced an agreement with Vanguard National Trailer Corp. that adds the Bendix SB-4 combination spring brake as standard equipment on all new Vanguard dry van trailer models. The spring brake assumes standard position alongside availability of the existing Bendix ASA-5 automatic slack adjuster.

The Bendix brand combination spring brake contains a service brake chamber and a piggyback chamber: The service brake chamber provides service braking, and the piggyback chamber provides parking braking and emergency braking capabilities. The product is available in a variety of sizes, providing a wide range of output forces and strokes. Combination spring brakes can be mounted with the mounting bolts in either a vertical or horizontal plane on standard mounting stud centers.

“We are very pleased that a key manufacturer such as Vanguard has placed its trust in us for the future, and we look forward to continued growth and the opportunity to offer superior solutions for many years to come,” says Paul Waszkowski, sales manager of trailer products for Elyria, Ohio-based Bendix.

The Bendix SB-4 combination spring brake is produced and made available by Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake under the Bendix brand name. Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake is a joint venture between Bendix Commercial Vehicle Systems and Dana Corp.

“Vanguard has had a very positive experience with the slack adjusters we put on our trailers, and we expect the same outstanding performance and low-cost maintenance from Bendix chambers,” says Ken Huff, representative for Monon, Ind.-based Vanguard Trailer.