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Hayes Brakes Launches Bison: Turf Industry’s Newest Park Brake

Published on 5 Jun 2024

Mequon, Wis. -- Hayes, one of the world’s leading manufacturers of innovative braking systems, is introducing Bison, an industry-leading mechanical parking brake that guarantees stationary placement in a single force. In addition to its use of premium material, Bison’s dependable clamp capability makes this brake unrivaled within the turf vehicle industry.

Created to provide a consistent hold on inclines, trailers, and beyond, Bison instills immovable confidence in end-users, knowing their vehicle will remain stationary. This product increases grip security no matter the challenges of the elements or terrain.

As the optimal choice for your turf braking requirements, Hayes Bison calipers can create 2,500 pounds of clamp force at a max input force of 200 pounds. Bison uses lasting steel components and is plated with durable nickel, capable of withstanding an aggressive 96-hour salt spray protection test. The Bison system also offers a floating mounting system and multi-lever offset options to suit a variety of vehicle configurations. 

Much like its namesake, these precisely designed brakes will reliably perform with a steady force in the toughest terrain. 

Specific Bison features include: 

  • Clamp force capable of 2,500 lbs. 
  • Max input force of 200 lbs.
  • Components are zinc or nickel plated with 96hr salt spray protection standard.
  • Capable of clockwise (CW) and counterclockwise (CCW) actuation  
  • Includes a floating mount.

Technical specifications include:  

  • Unit weight, 2.4lbs.
  • Rotor diameter ranges 5”-8.5”   
  • Rotor thickness 0.125”- 0.260”   
  • Lining type is non-asbestos organic. 
  • Lever offset ranges 0”- 2.9” 

To learn more about the Bison mechanical park brake, visit hayesperformance.com. For OEM and Aftermarket opportunities, consult the Hayes sales team at sales@hbpsi.com.

About Hayes Performance Systems

Hayes Performance Systems is a global manufacturer of premier braking systems, suspension systems, wheels, and components for a wide range of vehicles and specialty applications, from bicycles to powersports to defense. Headquartered in Mequon, Wisconsin, Hayes Performance Systems owns and operates Hayes, Manitou, Reynolds, ProTaper MTB, SUNringlé, and the ACI Industries brands with domestic and international manufacturing. As a global OEM and Aftermarket components manufacturer, Hayes Performance Systems is strategically positioned to employ its well-rounded knowledge base, engineering capabilities, and production capacity to serve an increasingly wider breadth of customers. 

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