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First order for ZF’s Maxxus L2.0 air disc brakes

ZF has equipped a delivery of Navistar International LT series trucks to Schuster Co. with its latest generation Wabco Maxxus L2.0 air disc brakes.

The US-based refrigerated trucking fleet began taking delivery of 100 trucks in January, selecting Maxxus L2.0 air disc brakes for its proven reliability, ease of maintenance and uptime advantages.

“We are proud to be selected by Schuster, a fleet recognised for safety and an early adopter of air disc brake technology,” says Julien Plenchette, vice president, ZF Commercial Vehicle Control Systems, Americas.

He adds: “The benefits of air disc brakes have long been recognised 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 L2.0 is designed with fewer parts and includes features that can provide faster serviceability, helping support vehicle uptime.”

Now in its fifth generation, ZF says the Maxxus L2.0 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 – minimising 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, ZF says 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, South Carolina. In 2017, the air disc brakes production was localised, 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.