Phoenix Friction Products' HDM Fleet Duty High-Heat Brake Formulation Brake Pads Are Now Available On Their Website

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Phoenix Friction Products, Inc., a premium brake and clutch products manufacturer and supplier out of Middlesex, New Jersey, announces that their Heavy Duty High-Heat Brake Pad line is now available for purchase directly on their website, located at http://www.phoenixfriction.com/HDTruckDiscPads.aspx. Phoenix Friction's HDM Pad Line is known to help solve common problems such as brake squeal, limited pad life, and pad shearing by incorporating the finest quality component formulation and an extreme pressure manufacturing process.

We feel that by offering our heavy duty brake pad line directly to fleet maintenance operations, the customer realizes a cost savings at the time of purchase and enjoys the use of a superior product that continues to reduce their overall operating costs. The cost savings achieved through direct marketing allows us to use superior quality component materials and production processes

Phoenix Friction is proud to announce that the HDM Fleet Duty Brake Pads are now available on their website. These HDM high-heat heavy duty semi-metallic disc brake pads have been extensively field tested and used for years by the largest U.S. fleet in Ford, GM, International, Freightliner, and Workhorse Step Vans.    Urban stop-and-go traffic, heavy loads, hilly terrain, all produce high operating temperatures that HDM pads were designed to handle while at the same time providing a long lasting product that minimizes rotor wear, eliminates squeal, and enables the owner to enjoy the lowest brake cost-per-mile.

Phoenix Friction offers the HDM Fleet Duty Brake Pads for a wide range of applications. The finest materials and best production techniques produce brake pads with an amazing heat range to 1000 degrees Fahrenheit. This makes Phoenix Friction Products stand above the rest in the crowded world of brake products. "We feel that by offering our heavy duty brake pad line directly to fleet maintenance operations, the customer realizes a cost savings at the time of purchase and enjoys the use of a superior product that continues to reduce their overall operating costs. The cost savings achieved through direct marketing allows us to use superior quality component materials and production processes", says President and Senior Design Engineer Lou Rivieccio.

An example of the results a fleet can achieve can be shown by the field testing and continued use of our HDM 7654-D786 (Industry # D786A) pad by one of the largest fleets in the USA. This pad is used in a Bosch 66mm piston caliper #4153269. The testing was done on Freightliner and International vehicles, however the same type of results are reported on Bluebird, Dodge, Ford, Sterling, Thomas Built, and Workhorse vehicles also. These pads were used in all kinds of operating conditions throughout the USA and consistently eliminated brake squeal complaints, increased brake pad life by 2½ to 3 times, reduced rotor wear, heat checks, and warping. This pad has the same slots and chamfers used on original equipment pads, which helps minimize brake noise while being formulated for longer life.

A picture of HDM 7654-D786 pads is available at their website; http://www.phoenixfriction.com/images/partimages/HDM%207654-D786.jpg. All HDM pads can be viewed at: http://www.phoenixfriction.com/HDTruckDiscPads.aspx.

Getting a vehicle to stop is not just about getting the wheels to stop turning. It's about the correct amount of grab verses the amount of pad and rotor material lost upon actuation. It's about the amount of heat generated and how the friction material and pad construction can hold up under such heat, and whether the vehicle can still stop safely under such conditions. And the most important factor is whether the brake pads can dissipate the heat fast enough to prevent brake fade and rotors from warping. This heat can cause a brake pad to fail, and make the brake pad wear prematurely. Phoenix Friction "HDM" Brake Pads are able to withstand such abuse with increased braking capacity in extreme conditions, which is why it is the preferred choice of crew chiefs in police departments around the country.

Phoenix Friction understands that even the best pads can be affected by inferior brake installation related products such as the Molybdenum Disulfide lubricant used to make sure that metal brake components remain free to work as they should. Phoenix Friction truly understands "friction" and again has spared no expense in their Fleet Duty Moly Paste formulation that incorporates the highest percentage of the main ingredient Molybdenum Disulfide which results in an almost buttery consistency that resists run-off from wind or water. Brake components are designed to move back and forth as they engage and release the rotor. Water, sand, dirt, brake dust, and foul weather can wreak havoc on poorly protected brake components, preventing the brake caliper from properly engaging and then releasing from the rotor. This will cause uneven wear to the pad and rotor and can cause the vehicle to pull to one direction. Phoenix solves this with their formulation because it gives the brake components the best chance to function properly during the life expectancy of the pad and rotor.

To see other products offered on their site, go to http://www.phoenixfriction.com. They are constantly updating our website, so check back often.

Fleet maintenance manager can call Phoenix Friction Products at 877-820-5222 to inquire about their Fleet Brake Pad testing program. This is offered to qualified fleets so that the fleet managers can verify for themselves the performance of these pads.
About Phoenix Friction Products, Inc.:

Phoenix Friction Products is a technology-driven manufacturer and supplier of clutch and brake products to OE manufacturers and the automotive aftermarket. Our extensive friction product experience allows us to provide customized use-specific applications. We offer strong technical support to help our customers succeed in the marketplace and our engineering staff is readily available to assist in the design of new OE applications.

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