Source: ZF announcement
AUBURN HILLS, Mich. — ZF announced the first delivery of Navistar International® LT series trucks equipped with WABCO MAXXUS L2.0 air disc brakes to Schuster Co.
The U.S. refrigerated trucking fleet began taking delivery of 100 trucks in January 2021, selecting MAXXUS L2.0 air disc brakes for its proven reliability, ease of maintenance and uptime advantages.
WABCO® Air Disc Brakes Offered on Navistar Trucks
“We are proud to be selected by Schuster, a fleet recognized for safety and an early adopter of air disc brake technology,” said Julien Plenchette, vice president, ZF Commercial Vehicle Control Systems, Americas. “The benefits of air disc brakes have long been recognized by the commercial vehicle industry for their shorter stopping distances and consistent braking performance.
“As the lightest truck air disc brake in the North American market, MAXXUS [2.0 is designed with fewer parts and includes features that can provide faster serviceability, helping support vehicle uptime.”
Reliable and easy to maintain
Now in its fifth generation, the MAXXUS [2.0 air disc brakes is engineered with the fleet owner in mind and offers clear advantages and value, including:
Easier Maintenance: Up to 50 percent fewer parts, designed to reduce complexity and can lead to faster, easier maintenance to help keep trucks out of the shop and on the road.
Improved Fleet and Safety Performance: Advanced adjuster mechanism capable to maintain an improved running clearance – even in extreme conditions – minimizing the risk of hot runners and can be an ideal solution when safety performance is a consideration.
Improved Driver Retention and Comfort: Less chatter and virtually no pulling or fading can provide more consistent performance, even in extreme downhill or wet road conditions, which can combine to provide greater comfort and improved driver response.
To date, more than eight million WABCO air disc brake units have been sold globally.
MAXXUS L2.0 air disc brakes are manufactured at ZF’s state-of-the-art Commercial Vehicle Control Systems facility in Charleston, S.C. In 2017, the air disc brakes production was localized, with a $20 million
investment in the facility, which also manufactures compressed air management products and various braking system components to regional truck and trailer OEs.
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