(Note: This article first appeared in HWT’s sister publication Truck Parts & Service.)
Raybestos has introduced new light- and medium-duty brake pads.
Raybestos says the specialty brake pads were developed for everyday heavy use situations and specifically designed for fleets. The company says the new line features:
- Comprehensive and late model coverage
- Designs and formulations that conform to OE fit, form and function
- Low fade braking for optimum safety
- Heavy duty performance with low dust
- Quiet operation, even in extreme situations
- All weather stopping performance, even with heavy loads
- Hardware included where applicable
“For dependable, long-wearing brake pads that provide an excellent cost per mile, you don’t need to look any further than Raybestos Truck & Medium Duty friction,” says Bruce Tartaglione, senior vice president of global sales and marketing for Brake Parts Inc. “Formulated to provide superior friction stability over a wide range of vehicle loads and brake temperatures, you can rely on Raybestos to help keep your fleet on the road.”
For medium-duty and air disc applications, Raybestos says the specialty brake pads provide outstanding performance and stopping power, even in extreme load and temperature conditions. One hundred percent of the brake pads are manufactured with specially formulated semi-metallic friction materials that are mechanically attached to the backing plate. This unique process improves shear strength on large puck assemblies, reducing pad end lift and noise while increasing safety and pad life, the company says.
Coverage includes Freightliner, Hino, International, Isuzu, Kenworth, Mack, Mercedes, Mitsubishi Fuso, Peterbilt, Pierce, Sterling, Volvo and Workhorse.