The range of Adr Axles brakes for agricultural trailers is one of the widest on the market. It can equip any trailer, regardless of the regulations in force in the country of use. The qualities of resistance, durability and ease of maintenance are common to all groups.
Since 1 January 2018, the "Eu 167/2013" regulation, known as the "Mather Regulation", has been in force in Europe. Discipline a standardizes not only the construction characteristics of agricultural machines, but also those of their basic components.
Among these, the brakes obviously occupy a leading role, groups to which the safety of their own travel and that of other road users is delegated in toto and which go to equip work sites increasingly engaged on long stretches of road to satisfy the logistical and production needs of companies. Hence the need, for those who oversee the sector like Adr Axles, to operate only in terms of quality, accepting the idea that agricultural braking equipment today, in addition to having to be technologically at the same level as that of industrial vehicles, must guarantee higher standards of resistance to stress in the light of the uncertainties associated with the nature of the terrains on which they operate.
It is no coincidence that Adr has invested a lot in its brake laboratory to equip it with the most advanced test means, even installing an inertial bench capable of carrying out homologation tests according to the international regulations Ece-R13 and Eu-2015/68.
The entire range of ADR brakes, both with discs and drums, with the latter having their diameters ranging from a minimum of 156 millimeters to a maximum of 560, is also designed in such a way as to satisfy all the explicit and implicit needs of the bodybuilders and end users, with the former benefiting from modular solutions aimed at simplifying the construction of undercarriages and minimizing warehouse stocks. The "TeknoAx 2.0" hollow body axles look in this direction, obtained by hot deformation and therefore monolithic as well as detached from welding. The process, exclusive to the sector, ensures superior rigidity qualities, a high lightness of the groups and the possibility of passing the electric cables and pipes inside the axle that the continuous progress of automotive technologies will make necessary.
The wiring of the abs and asr systems, for example, rather than the tubes for inflating and deflating the tyres. Axles that look to the future a lot, but which also contribute to minimizing maintenance needs, an activity that can now be managed in predictive terms thanks to "rfid" chips operating in tandem with a special app that allow each axle to be monitored directly from a smartphone in terms of of working hours, operating temperatures and loads. In case it is necessary to intervene, Adr has taken great care of the speed and ease of execution of the interventions thanks to special spare parts kits that integrate all the components subject to wear of each single group so as to give rise to its complete and total restoration. The bearing adjustment system is also oriented towards ease of intervention and the design of the hubs is compacted to allow for widening the track of the trailers up to the limit gauge without resorting to wheels with offset, deleterious for the life of the bearings. All with a versatility of use of each individual axle which, as mentioned, allows bodybuilders to minimize their stocks without giving up the possibility of having steering and self-steering systems.