Metallic Brass Single Transit - MBST

Metallic Brass Single Transit - MBST

A semi-metallic lining for severe service applications in the transit industry

Marathon developed MBST to address high temperature applications found in certain transit markets. This semimetallic friction material provides high temperature stability and therefore consistent stopping power in even the toughest applications. This long life brake lining easily meets Federal regulations for brake effectiveness, fade and recovery in accordance with FMVSS test procedure and is rated for 26,000 lb axle loads.

MBST linings feature the Hi-Density Marathon formulation that will improve your bottom line through better performance and fewer maintenance headaches.

OE Approved

MBST Delivers

  • OE Transit Approved
  • Ideal for severe terrain and heavy load transit applications
  • Longest lining life in its class
  • Hi-Density formulation for excellent heat dissipation
  • Dependable stopping performance
  • Excellent brake fade and recovery characteristics
  • Extremely drum friendly

Test Results

Testing conducted in accordance with FMVSS121 criteria @ 26,000 lb axle load: 14 1/2 x 10 inch S-cam air brake; type 30 air chamber and 7.0 inch slack adjuster; and a 20.3 inch tire rolling radius. Shaded area indicates non-compliance.

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