A popular brake shoe kit available in Australia from TRP Parts has just passed the North American Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 121).
And PACCAR Parts Australia, owners of the TRP Parts, says that means the components in the kit will stand up well in Australian conditions.
Currently, Australian Design Rules standards cover the complete dressed axle, not individual parts like the brake shoe.
And Marcus Dunn, Senior Product Manager at PACCAR Parts Australia, says that means there are some truck brake shoe linings that just aren’t up to scratch.
“Brake shoes are one of the most important parts on any truck or trailer.
“Using inferior linings can mean premature wear and overheating which can cause brake fading, damage to brake components, costly repairs and, as Australia has seen in recent years, health hazards associated to questionable lining content.
“Testing the TRP brake shoes to the North American FMVSS 121 standard means that the brake shoe linings were put through an industry recognised test,”
“Our brake shoes, which include the TRP standard, and premium brake linings were subjected to the tests to demonstrate to Australian truck and trailer operators that TRP Parts lives up to its promise of offering high quality, yet reasonably priced parts to its customers”.
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TRP is an Australian-based distributor of truck and trailer parts and is a subsidiary of PACCAR Parts.