Meritor’s enhanced brakes

Brakes | Tires and wheels | March 07, 2014

Meritor QPlus Drum BrakeMeritor has renamed and enhanced two braking products to help customers better identify them while improving their total cost of ownership. Meritor’s QPlus drum brakes now are named Q+ and have been enhanced for upgraded performance and lining life for reduced stopping distance. The company’s EX225 air disc brakes now are named EX+ and have an enhanced twin piston design
, improved redundant sealing at each potential ingress path
 and an enhanced adjuster suited for most severe vocations
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Meritor, meritor.com

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