Meritor Beefs Up Off-Highway Brake Biz


TROY, Michigan–Meritor has introduced a range of braking solutions to cater to multiple off-highway applications. The recently added brake options boost the company’s modular brake portfolio and wheel-ends for various market segments.

A few of the newly added brake solutions include a high-capacity hydraulic disc brake, a full line of wet disc brakes and a 500 mm drum brake.

Meritor‘s wet disc brakes are available in numerous configurations, with diameters ranging from 228 mm to 460 mm, making these suitable for vehicles that function in extreme conditions. The new 500-mm drum brake comprises Meritor’s S-cam design and lining materials that will support delivering good performance in a compressed package. The brake is also eligible for off-highway trucks that have large wheel and tire combinations, and vehicles that require higher brake torque.

Meritor offers drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions. The new brake lineup in combination with the company’s global carriers and wheel-ends are expected to fulfill customer requirements worldwide. Additionally, regional manufacturing hubs combined with its vertically integrated short lead times will support Meritor to deliver world-class products in a short span of time.

Per M2019 and M2022 plans, Meritor is focusing to grow off-highway and specialty businesses. Apart from frequent product launches, this supply agreement with The Manitowoc Company, Inc. announced in December to supply a variety of drivetrain products supported Meritor’s aim to establish it as a leader in the commercial off-highway industry in North America.

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David Kiley is Chief of Content for The BRAKE Report. Kiley is an award-winning business journalist and author, having covered the auto industry for USA Today, Businessweek, AOL/Huffington Post, as well as written articles for Automobile and Popular Mechanics.