OK, it’s trucks and not cars, but this shows you the extent of PFC’s knowledge and expertise – they can out perform and out last other brands!
The mountain roads over the Northern Andes are a constant roller coaster of switchbacks and 7% (average) downhill grades. Now consider navigating that terrain hauling a load of 45+ tons. In 2019, our South America office discovered Renting Colombia, a fleet of dry bulk haulers who were in need of a better friction solution due to these severe conditions.
On December 18th, 2019, Renting Colombia removed the OEM pads and installed the PFC 1369.12’s onto a 2019 Kenworth T880. After a few months, 36,737 kilometers and many trips over the Andes later, the PFC South America team returned to Renting Colombia on March 11th, 2020 to evaluate the wear data. This is what they discovered.
Front Axle: Most Wear 2.561 mm
Middle Axle: Most Wear 2.972 mm
Rear Axle: Most Wear 3.138 mm
Based on an allowable pad wear of 17mm, these are the projected kilometres per axle with PFC.
Front Axle: 243,861 Kilometres
Middle Axle: 210,138 Kilometres
Rear Axle: 199,021 Kilometres
Prior to testing the PFC’s 1369.12’s, Renting Colombia was previously averaging the following a pad life expectancy with the OEM pads.
Front Axle: 60,000 Kilometres
Middle Axle: 40,000 Kilometres
Rear Axle: 40,000 Kilometres
Based on the wear data and the life expectancy projections, using PFC Brakes will end up saving Renting Colombia two brake jobs per year, per axle, per truck. Their yearly cost per axle will decrease from $460 to $208, saving the fleet of 100 trucks nearly $76,000 USD per year just in pad cost, not including labor or down-time. Contact us today to learn more about our CarbonMetallic® Air Disc pads and determine your potential fleet savings with PFC Brakes!
*PFC pads installed and showing minimal signs of wear after the 36,737km test
*Rotor surface condition and transfer layer improved after the PFC test with minimal wear
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