Automotive Air Brake Line Couplers (Gladhands)
This SAE Recommended Practice is intended to provide design, interchangeability dimensions, testing procedures, performance requirements, and minimum identification for gladhand-type air line couplers used to connect the brake systems of trucks, truck-tractors, trailers, and dollies when these vehicles are joined to operate as a combination unit. Purpose The purpose is to provide coupler halves for brake lines on one vehicle that will be identified and compatible with the coupler halves on the brake lines of another vehicle.
Rationale: This document is being reviewed in keeping with the five year review process. The Brake Supply and Control Components Committee has determined that this document is to be reaffirmed without changes.
Braking systemsAir brakesTrailers
Also known as: SAE J 318
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