A group of researchers at the Public University of Navarre, together with the Navarre-based company, Frenos Iruña S.A.L., is undertaking a project for the design and development of handbrakes aimed at specialised vehicles such as tractors, excavators or forklift trucks.
The brake control is the part that is behind the brake pedal, which we press our foot down on when we wish to brake. It involves an assembly or unit made up of master brake cylinders and servobrakes.
This part of the braking system, explains Professor Martínez Landa, is highly developed in production-line automobiles. However, this product is not generally used for OFF-HIGHWAY vehicles, such as tractors, excavators or forklift trucks. Such vehicles have special needs and normally require special brakes. They usually have integrated braking for the axle itself and require specific servobrakes.
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