Mack Trucks Inc. now offers Bendix ADB22X heavy-duty air disc brakes on the Mack Pinnacle Axle Forward and Axle Back models. Volvo Trucks is offering the ADB22X on its VN and VT model trucks.
Disc brakes are noted for their superior braking performance, resistance to fade on long downhill descents, ease of maintenance, and longer component life. They are attractive to customers with especially demanding on-highway braking requirements, and complement the enhanced performance and safety of the Mack Roll Stability Advantage system that is standard on the company's highway vehicles.
Mack is initially offering the Bendix disc brakes on 12,000-pound front and 40,000-lb. rear supplier axles. Volvo Trucks is offering the disc brakes on VN and VT front and rear axles with front axle ratings from 12,000 to 13,200 pounds and 40,000-lb. rear axle ratings. The disc brakes also can be ordered for front axle only.