DISC BRAKES TAKE ON THE HEAVIES

Disc brakes for trucks have been the subject of intensive investigation in the United States since their adoption on passenger cars and light trucks in the mid 1960s. The first commercial use of heavy-duty calipers will be on the front axles of heavy air-braked trucks where their stability and high torque characteristics are of particular advantage in meeting FMVSS 121.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers

    485 Lexington Avenue
    New York, NY  USA  10017
  • Authors:
    • Birge, W T
    • Rinker, K H
  • Publication Date: 1974

Media Info

  • Pagination: 15 p.

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00095792
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE No 740602
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jul 2 1975 12:00AM