Article: The Brake System

By Pete Snidal ©2004

Although this is the case with any vehicle, monitoring condition and maintaining the brake system on a Clipper bus is especially important. Being unable to stop a 20,000+ lb. vehicle is an event none of us wants to experience. Yet it can happen, and thus maintaining our brakes must be regarded as a special responsibility of the owner of a Flx - or any other converted bus.

This article is divided into multiple sections:

And finally, a word from our attorney: The information provided in this article - and in those linked from it - is the personal opinion(s) of this author, and is in no way to be considered as the final word in brake adjustment or maintenance. This overview should in all cases be used merely as motivation to take a proper air brake course in your local jurisdiction.


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