International Truck has recently announced that its LT Series will come standard with Bendix ADB22X air disc brakes. This marks the first Class 8 tractor in North America to roll off the line with air disc brakes as standard equipment.
The Bendix ADB22X air disc brake features a patented lightweight design that significantly reduces stopping distance and extends brake system life. From Bendix Spicer Foundation Brake LLC, the air disc brakes nearly eliminate brake fade and degradation of stopping power, according to International.
With high efficiency, drivers can save money with longer brake lining life and shorter pad replacement times compared to traditional drums.
A self-adjustment mechanism can help lower the risk of brakes being found out of adjustment during inspection which can affect Compliance, Safety, Accountability scoring.
In addition to the ADB22X air disc brakes, LT Series trucks feature an ergonomic interior, which includes better elbow room, hip room and leg room. International used driver input to ensure driver comfort, reliability, serviceability, safety and functionality.
Launched in 2005, the Bendix ADB22X was the first air disc brake available for the North American commercial vehicle market. The increasing market adoption by fleets and owner-operators means the brake now accounts for more than 1.5 million wheel-ends on the road.
For more information, visit InternationalTrucks.com.