15 August 2023 Aus & New Zealand

Brake Linkage Bushings Improve Park Braking

A large freight-rail operator in Australia has approved Vesconite Hilube brake linkage bushings for its locomotive fleet, to replace bushings in its fleet’s brake levers and improve its park brake performance. Brake linkage bushings are essential to brake rigging systems, which distribute braking forces from the brake cylinder to the various wheels using rods and levers linked with pins and bushings. “The Australian company was looking for three different bushings from a self-lubricating materi

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