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Abex RSD-Certified Brake Linings

Federal-Mogul Motorparts has expanded its range of Abex Reduced Stopping Distance (RSD) certified commercial grade friction linings to include a new lining that exceeds both the Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standards’ (FMVSS) 121 RSD requirement and OE brake manufacturer standard for 23,000-pound tractor applications. The new Abex RX 6297 lining is available through leading commercial vehicle parts distributors across North America.

In testing conducted by an ISO-certified facility, using a tractor equipped with a 23,000-pound drive axle and 14,600-pound steer axle, the Abex RX 6297 lining delivered under-loaded conditions a stopping distance of just 217 feet from 60 miles per hour, beating both the FMVSS 121 RSD standard and OE brake manufacturer requirement of 250 and 225 feet, respectively. The highly advanced, copper-free, crack-resistant lining is engineered to help maintain like-new braking performance while experiencing minimal swell and growth and offering excellent lining and drum wear.

The Abex brand also offers independently validated, RSD-certified linings for 20,000-pound tractor applications.

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Kate Wade

Kate Wade is the managing editor of Utility Fleet Professional and Incident Prevention magazines. She has been employed by Utility Business Media Inc. since 2008.