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WABCO MAXXUS L2.0 air disc brake

ZF launches WABCO MAXXUS L2.0 air disc brakes

Aug. 24, 2020
The MAXXUS L2.0 is available for Navistar International LT and RH series.

ZF’s Commercial Vehicle Control Systems Division announced that Navistar has selected WABCO MAXXUS L2.0 air disc brakes as available equipment for International LT and RH series.

Manufactured in Charleston, South Carolina, and developed with more than 20 years of experience in single-piston air disc brake technology, the WABCO MAXXUS air disc brake range is proven through more than 6.5 million miles of road testing. In addition to road-proven performance and reliability, MAXXUS L2.0 brakes are the lightest tractor air disc brakes available for commercial vehicles in North America, according to the company, weighing just 66.9 lbs. An International LT or RH series equipped with optional WABCO MAXXUS L2.0 brakes will be approximately 80 lbs lighter than the standard air disc brake, the company says.

“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, 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.”

ZF engineers have developed an advanced adjuster mechanism that is designed to continuously and precisely maintain 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 feature the company’s most advanced 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.

The release of MAXXUS L2.0 comes during Commercial Vehicle Safety Alliance’s (CVSA) Brake Safety Week, which is scheduled through August 29.