Posted: February 21, 2017 in Kenworth

Ridewell suspensions has approved the Bendix ADB22X-LT air disc brake for use with its 5-inch and 5.75-inch trailer axles, the company announced.  The ADB22X-LT was engineered specifically for trailers.  It is based on the design of the Bendix ADB22X and weighs 40 pounds less per tandem axle.  The reduction in weight delivers increased payload capacity and value for trailers the are particularly sensitive to brake weight.  Lighter-weight wheel ends can also benefit fleets through improved overall fuel efficiency.  The brake offers quicker pad replacement than foundation drum brakes, taking about a quarter of the time once the wheel is removed.  The brake is also designed with an adjustment mechanism that supports longer service life, which it achieves by extending friction life through reducing the risk of brake drag.  The ADB22X-LT features a new brake pad, the Bendix BX276, that Bendix says has 8% more wearable volume and up to 40% improvement in wear rate.  In fleets that pair the ADB22X-LT with trucks using the ADB22X, upkeep and technician training can be streamlined since the two brakes share replacement wear items and use the same installation and maintenance skill sets.


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