ETCOM has developed a specialty replacement bushing to address the current replacement product deficiencies in the global trucking market. A majority of the trucks on the road today employ S-Cam Foundation Brakes. These brakes require bushings, which need to be lubricated frequently to avoid wear. The grease used to lubricate these bushings, however, causes many problems with the operation and maintenance of the braking system. In addition, the current plastic and copper bushing are subject to extreme temperatures causing them to expand, contract, and over time leads to uneven wear of the braking system and the tires.
By simply choosing to substitute the ETCOM bushings during the next maintenance cycle on the S-Cam brakes, truck owners relieve themselves of constant grease re-application, greatly extends the life of the brake system, enables consistent even wear of the brake pads and tires, and ultimately keeps the truck running longer and more consistently with less downtime. All of this adds up to substantial savings in time and money.