TRP Brake Shoe Kits pass U.S. FMVSS 121 testing

Quality assurance tests recently carried out by Link Manufacturing in the U.S., demonstrate that TRP brake Shoe kits can confidently compete against peers in the aftermarket brake shoe market.

PACCAR Parts is delighted to announce that its TRP brand Brake Shoe Kits passed the North American Federal Motor Vehicle Safety Standard (FMVSS 121), which is an industry recognised test. Australian Design Rules (ADR) standards currently only cover the complete dressed axle and do not apply to the individual parts like the brake shoe. Using an industry recognised standard like FMVSS 121 demonstrates that TRP Brake Shoe Kits can withstand the demanding conditions that trucks and trailers face on Australian roads.

Brake shoes are one of the most important parts on any truck or trailer. Using inferior linings can mean premature wear and overheating which can cause brake fading, damage to brake components, costly repairs and, as Australia has seen in recent years, health hazards associated to questionable lining content.

TRP is a brand of PACCAR Parts, an Australian based distributor of truck and trailer parts designed for all makes of heavy trucks and trailers including American drivelines and European trucks. TRP Parts is one of Australia’s fastest growing truck and trailer parts businesses, offering an extensive and constantly expanding range of affordable, reliable and high quality parts. TRP brake shoes offer value for money whilst never compromising on quality or performance, and are also backed with a 12 month unlimited kilometre warranty.

The TRP Parts brake shoes which include the Standard 21K Gross Axle Weight Rating (21K GAWR) and Premium (23K GAWR) brake shoes, were specifically designed to remain stable throughout a wide operating temperature, provide safe and secure heavy vehicle braking and also be able to stand up against any aftermarket brake shoe in the market in terms of quality, durability and performance.

“Testing the TRP brake shoes to the North American FMVSS 121 standard means that the brake shoe linings were put through an industry recognised test”, said Marcus Dunn, Senior Product Manager at PACCAR Parts Australia.

Marcus says, “Our brake shoes, which include the TRP standard and premium brake linings were subjected to the FMVSS 121 tests to demonstrate to Australian truck and trailer operators that TRP Parts lives up to its promise of offering high quality, yet reasonably priced parts to its customers”.