Ken-Tool has announced three new tools to make the task of adjusting drum air brake linkage to remove dangerous slack on trucks and trailers an easier task.
The tools, made in the U.S.A., fit Bendix, Haldex and Meritor air braking systems, the company said.
“They are ideal for a trucker’s on-the-road tool box, and truck/trailer service centers,” according to the company. “The tools, one for each brake manufacturer’s design, feature the use of durable tool-grade steel, a convenient, offset reversible ratchet design. The tools are available separately.”
The two-piece Meritor Automatic Slack Adjuster Set (pn 33200) features a 5/16” double square ratchet and a tool to secure the brake shaft from turning during tightening/loosening of the adjustment nut (with heavy-duty molded resin handles), each tool weighs 10.4 oz. (0.3 kg), is 12 in. (31 cm) long, and priced at $70.95 (US) MSRP for the set.
The Haldex Slack Adjuster Tool (pn 33205) uses a 7/16” double offset square ratchet, weighs 10.4 oz. (0.3 kg), is 14.5 in. (37 cm) long, and priced at $33.99 (US) MSRP.
The Bendix Slack Adjuster Tool (pn 33206) uses a 9/16” double offset square ratchet, weighs 1.0 lb. (0. 5 kg), is 14.5 in. (37 cm) long, and priced at $51.50 (US) MSRP.
“The Haldex and Bendix tools each have extra-long handles for improved leverage, with comfortable, slip resistant vinyl hand grips,” the company said. “To reverse direction on the Bendix and Haldex tools, the technician turns the tool over. Each of the part numbers are packaged in polybags with barcoded hang tags for vertical retail display.”