How to Improve Disc Brake Performance in Muddy Conditions
Tractors, plows, cultivators, and other agriculture vehicles perform critical work while driving on mud that can damage sensitive equipment. Higher ground clearance helps other components, but working parts closer to the ground are at greater risk. Disc brakes are especially susceptible. Mud is abrasive and can easily splash and cake onto intricate brake components. Rotors and pads wind up scuffed and scratched, especially when the mud dries to more abrasive dirt and rocks.
How to Prevent 5 Common Failures in Dry Disc Brakes
The best way to solve a problem? Prevent it from happening in the first place. While your customers will always be responsible for routinely inspecting and maintaining their brakes throughout ownership, you can give them a head start by equipping your vehicles with high-quality dry disc brake systems that won’t become headaches. Dry disc brakes have become the standard in many industries — heavy equipment (e.g., construction and agriculture vehicles), ATVs, UTVs, turf care vehicles, motorcycles, passenger cars, and more.
3D Printing Enhances Hayes' In-House Capabilities
At the start of the new year, Hayes Brakes took a significant step forward by enhancing their 3D printing capabilities with state-of-the-art technology. This strategic decision was made to further enhance their product development process, enabling them to be even more agile in creating innovative solutions on tight timelines. With the addition of in-house printing capabilities, Hayes now has a comprehensive range of 3D printing resources at their fingertips.
Custom Brakes vs. Stock Brakes in Turf Care
Turf care vehicles equipped with the wrong brakes put property and rider safety at risk. Each turf care vehicle — from residential riding lawn mowers to golf course fairway mowers — needs brakes that perfectly fit the design and function. Operators count on the brakes to help them move heavy loads, perform precise maneuvers, and maintain control. Most brake manufacturers produce standard, stock brakes that work well in many applications. But here’s why the smart choice is to customize your brakes instead of using stock products for your turf care vehicles.
Hayes CEO Honored as Industry Titan
Hayes Performance Systems is pleased to announce that, for a second year in a row, CEO & President Phil Malliet has been recognized by Titan 100 as one of the 100 notable executives in Wisconsin. The Titan 100 program distinguishes an area’s most accomplished business and non-profit leaders in their industry by demonstrated vision, passion, and exceptional leadership. Phil was recognized alongside industry titans from Wisconsin in Milwaukee on January 18. Upon the receiving the nomination, Phil noted, “I’m honored to have received this honor from Titan 100 yet again. This success is only possible because of the team I’ve built around me, which I consider one of my greatest business successes.”
Spring Applied Hydraulic Release Brake Actuator: 4 Benefits for the Construction Industry
In 1990, Hayes Performance Systems patented its Spring Applied Hydraulic Release, or SAHR, brake actuator (initially called the Spring Applied/Pressure Release Emergency Brake Actuator) as a fail-safe option for construction vehicles. The SAHR has evolved over time, but has always been a remarkably reliable – and critical – component of heavy equipment braking systems. Let’s take a look at how the SAHR works, and its benefits to the construction industry.
How to Maintain Construction Brakes Through Proper Braking Techniques
Construction vehicle brake maintenance involves more than just regular inspections and cleaning. Correct use is vital to their longevity, too. Without proper braking techniques, braking systems on construction vehicles wear out faster, becoming less effective and potentially hazardous at job sites. Let’s look at wear and tear concerns and several crucial ways you can maintain your construction brakes by applying the proper techniques.
Hayes Brakes Launches New Website
December 14, 2023, Mequon, Wis. – Hayes Brakes, a global leader in braking systems, is pleased to announce the official launch of its enhanced and renewed website, www.hayesperformance.com. More than just a tune-up, the new Hayes website is a total reconstruction — complete with intuitive navigation, extensive resources, an educational blog, and much more.
7 Reasons for Brake Failure in Heavy Equipment and How to Avoid Them
Brakes must work, but that doesn’t mean they always do. And when they don’t work when needed in heavy equipment, that puts operations behind schedule and risks profit loss. In most cases, brake failure is preventable. Equip yourself with the knowledge you can bring to your customers and check out these seven common reasons for brake failure, potential causes, and how to avoid them. Design faults Excessive wear & tear Overheating Contamination Imbalance Fluid leaks Electrical issues
Dry Disc Brakes vs. Wet Disc Brakes
Brakes are brakes, right? Not exactly. Two of the most common braking systems — dry disc brakes and wet disc brakes — operate in unique ways and aren’t necessarily interchangeable. Let's explore the pros and cons of dry disc brakes and wet disc brakes, the operation of each, and their common uses. Then, you can decide the best option for your vehicle.