Bendix air disc front brakes are now available as options on all Peterbilt Motors Co. 382 and 348 models.

Peterbilt’s vocational duty customers will recognize the value of this addition to these models,” said Charles Cook, Peterbilt vocational market segment manager. “These brakes will add value to the customer’s bottom line as it will require less maintenance, and last longer.”

Air disc brakes offer reduced stopping distance, extended service intervals for reduced maintenance; reduced downtime during service; straight, stable stops due to minimized brake force variation between brakes; and a compact design that minimizes weight and maintenance, Peterbilt said.

Internal automatic brake adjustment allows the brakes to always be in a state of optimum adjustment for improved performance, while optimized friction pairing results in minimal noise and maximized pad and rotor life, the company added.

The Model 382 is designed for regional haul markets such as pickup and delivery, as well as a range of vocational markets.  Available in GVW ratings from 31,000 to 66,000 lbs., the Model 348 is designed for low horsepower and torque vocational environments such as dumps, mixers and cranes.