ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division revealed that Navistar has selected WABCO MAXXUS L2.0 air disc brakes to become available for the International LT and RH series.
According to ZF, the new WABCO MAXXUS air disc brake range is proven through more than 6.5 million miles of road testing. With the MAXXUS L2.0 brakes weighing 66.9 pounds, an International LT or RH Series equipped with optional WABCO MAXXUS L2.0 brakes will be approximately 80 pounds lighter weight than the standard air disc brake.
“ZF, like Navistar, is intensely focused on offering reliable and innovative technologies that help increase vehicle safety, performance, customer uptime and ROI,” said Julien Plenchette, sales business leader of the Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division. “Market-leading drag torque control combined with a lightweight brake design help fleets save money on fuel while increasing load capacity. With up to 43 fewer parts than competing double-piston air disc brake designs, and next-generation features that provide faster serviceability, MAXXUS L2.0 will help support vehicle uptime for customers.”
According to the company, ZF engineers have developed an adjuster mechanism that is designed to continuously and precisely maintain optimal running clearance between the brake pads and rotor even under extreme conditions, thereby minimizing the risk of hot runners. In addition, MAXXUS L2.0 air disc brakes are said to feature the company’s taper wear mitigation system, with an offset integrated pressure plate and larger piston that is designed to provide more consistent, precise pressure across the full pad face, ensuring more even pad wear.