Bosch extends brake pads to Class 3-7 vehicles

June 10, 2012

Robert Bosch LLC has expanded its Bosch QuietCast disc brake paid line by adding 24 popular part numbers for Class 3 - 7 truck applications.

QuietCast Medium Duty Premium Disc Brake Pads are manufactured using original equipment friction formulas or friction formula upgrades. They are designed to give medium duty vehicles "superior braking performance: stopping power, increased pad life, quiet stops, low dust and great pedal feel," according to the company.

"Our blends of friction material are application-selected based on a host of factors that affect vehicle braking," says David Terry, senior friction product manager for Bosch Automotive Aftermarket Brake Components North America. "Obvious factors include vehicle weight and typical duty cycles for medium-duty truck.

"But more subtle considerations include rotor diameter and thickness, and even caliper bracketry. Friction compounds are carefully selected to assure quiet, reliable, and long-lived braking on all types of vehicles.”

QuietCast Medium Duty Pad packaging is differentiated to reflect the medium-duty vehicle applications and the associated product attributes. The packaging’s color graphic label includes an image of a medium-duty pad to make it easier for the installer to recognize the box as a medium duty application.

“Bosch is the OE brake system supplier for many of these medium-duty applications," adds Terry.

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