According the Perry Bahr, vice president and general manager, Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems launched the new MAXX22T being the first — and only — air disc brake system for trailers in North America today.
Bahr noted that while trailer disc brakes are popular in Europe — and Hendrickson manufactures brakes for that market — the particular needs of the North American market caused Hendrickson to develop the MAXX22T specifically for fleets on this side of the Atlantic.
The new brake system was developed in conjunction with WABCO and uses that company’s bi-directional single piston design with Hendrickson’s wheel end and brake components. The new system, Bahr says, results in a high reliability design with reduced weight and installation efficiency.
Other MAXX22T features include a bolt-on splash guard that allows easy rotor inspection, a 20,000 pound gross axle weight and is compatible with Hendrickson’s TIREMAAX PRO and any Ready-To-Roll wheel end package.