Navistar selected larger front drum brakes (16.5" ? 5") with a different lining material specifically designed for the new regulation, in conjunction with larger service brake chambers (Type 24). "New lining materials were also applied to the rear to balance out the front brakes," says [Bernie LaBastide]. "As another option, the customer can order larger rear brakes (16.5'' x 8.62''), as well, over the standard 16.5'' x 7'' rear brakes.
T R U C K S & T R A N S P O R T A T I O N | By Curt Bennink Enhanced Brakes Pull Out All the Stops New stopping distance requirements lead to the development of more capable
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