1982-02-01

The Importance of Maintaning Air Brake Adjustment 821263

Air brake adjustment is a critical factor in achieving optimum system performance. Brake chamber stroke must be minimized if maximum brake torque is to be achieved. A significant loss of brake torque occurs over what is considered to be the acceptable brake adjustment range particularly if the brake is hot. A large number of air braked vehicles on the road have brakes out of adjustment or have brakes considered to be in adjustment that are operating at a reduced effectiveness level. Better adjustment maintenance would improve truck safety.

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