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.
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.