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Watson & Chalin Debuts Heavy-haul Trucking’s SL13K with Air Disc Brakes

November 3, 2014 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Equipment, Safety
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Texas-based Watson & Chalin has introduced its SL13K-1190 with air disc brakes (ADB), a suspension solution that is ideal for dump, mixer, refuse and heavy-haul trucking applications.

The SL13K Series Tru-Track Alumilite is W&C’s most popular capacity steerable model and incorporates its “quick-change ride height system.” It is lightweight, yet durable. The Super Short Rail (SSR) version offers a more compact mounting design when space requirements become critical. All Tru-Track lift axles are backed by a five-year limited warranty.

Legislation requiring tractors to stop within a certain distance is one way of trying to make trucking safe. At Watson & Chalin, this safety is already designed into these ADB assemblies.

“They hold up better in severe conditions, maintain stability, improve performance at cooler temperatures, reduce brake fade and draw identical power from left and right brakes,” said Keith Rhodes, director of North American sales and marketing communications.

Many of Watson & Chalin’s fleet customers already have ADB on steer and drive axles. As ADB demand increases, Watson & Chalin ADB product will soon include 20K steerable Tru-Track and 20K ridged suspensions. ADB benefits include reduced stopping distances by almost 40 percent. In addition, they reduce brake fade and reduce brake maintenance with longer life service.