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Optimized Trailer Air Disc Brake System

Release date: 3/26/2015

For Immediate Release
For more information contact:
Mark D. Slingluff                               
(330) 489-0050

Hendrickson Partners with WABCO to Introduce Lightweight, Optimized Trailer Air Disc Brake System 

CANTON, OH. (March 2015) Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems expands its brake offerings with the launch of Hendrickson MAXX22T™ -- the first and only air disc brake system optimized for North American trailer applications. MAXX22T combines exclusive Hendrickson technology with WABCO’s proven air disc brake system to address the industry’s increased demand for trailer air disc brakes.
 “One size does not fit all when it comes to air disc brakes,” remarks Perry Bahr, vice president and general manager of Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems.     

“The forces that dictate a brake system’s design differ between the tractor and trailer.  Hendrickson’s extensive expertise in understanding trailer dynamics culminates in the launch of the first air disc brake system that aligns with the braking requirements of North American tractor-trailer combinations.”
Available on most INTRAAX® & VANTRAAX™ integrated suspension systems, MAXX22T™ combines WABCO’s bi-directional single piston design with Hendrickson-designed wheel end and brake components for higher reliability, reduced weight and installation efficiency.  When MAXX22T is paired with the leading lightweight advantages of Hendrickson’s INTRAAX or VANTRAAX systems, fleets experience unparalleled weight savings.
The MAXX22T system features a bolt-on splash guard for easier installation and maintenance that is also e-coated for superior corrosion protection.  In addition, this new design allows for simplified rotor inspection.  MAXX22T is available with TIREMAAX® PRO and any of Hendrickson’s READY-TO-ROLL® wheel-end packages to maximize uptime and provide the convenience and reliability of a single-source supplier.  MAXX22T air disc brakes are currently rated up to a 20,000 lbs. gross-axle weight with tires as large as 20.8 in. tire static loaded radius (SLR). 

For additional information on Hendrickson MAXX22T™ air disc brakes systems, visit or contact Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems at 866-RIDEAIR (743-3247).
Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle systems; auxiliary lift axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; and bumper and trim components to the global commercial transportation industry. Hendrickson, based in Itasca, Ill., USA, continues to meet the needs of the transportation industry after 100 years. Visit the Hendrickson website at