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A premium disc pad designed for hydraulic disc brake systems
...Marathon developed its premium DiscStar semi-metallic disc brake pads to address the severe duty braking requirements of a wide range of hydraulic disc brake applications. This semimetallic friction material provides high temperature stability and therefore consistent stopping power for school buses, delivery trucks, utility trucks, tow trucks, shuttle buses and any application where stop-and-go service is the norm. DiscStar semi-metallic pads have been formulated to provide ...

 
High performance disc pads designed for transit and on highway applications
...Disc Star - DSTP - Transit Premium Disc Star - DSHP - Highway Premium Disc Star - Semi-MetallicMarathon Brake Systems introduces DiscStar, a new line of premium commercial vehicle disc pads designed for a wide range of applications. DiscStar Transit Premium (DSTP) air disc pads are formulated to handle the extreme conditions of transit and coach, as well as severe service applications like fire trucks, refuse and more. DiscStar Highway Premium (DSHP) air disc pads are desig...

 
... Marathon’s high performance line of premium‚ versatile friction materials are designed for heavy loads‚ tough terrain and over–the–road hauling and deliver excellent service life‚ lowering your cost per mile and overall brake maintenance costs. Marathon Brake linings are suitable for a variety of tough applications‚ including liquid tanker‚ grain‚ cement‚ logging‚ sand and gravel‚ oil delivery‚ r...

 
... A high performance brake pad designed for air disc brakes, with exceptional wear and low noise characteristics Click here for more info on DiscStar Air Disc Pads MBS # DSHP1203 FMSI # 8323 D1203 Knorr Bremse Model SB-7, SN-7 Application: Nova Bus, Prevost, Bendix # 5013257, Knorr # OR760 MBS # DSHP1311 FMSI # 8426 D1311 Meritor EX225 H-2 Application: Orion, NABI, ELSA H-2, Meritor #s 2252H2CD, MA...

 
... Specially formulated to handle high temperatures and heavy–duty demands‚ Marathon Brake’s OE Transit Approved KVT Transit and MBST brake linings are ideal for most transit applications. With excellent brake fade and recovery characteristics as well as a long service life‚ both linings also feature Marathon’s Hi–Density Friction material‚ resulting in highly reliable brake linings with unbeaten structural integrity. KVT –...

 
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...Marathon developed the MBS and MBC to address the most severe duty braking requirements. As industry leaders in lining life and stopping power‚ the MBS and MBC provide high temperature stability and therefore consistent stopping power in even the toughest applications like coal hauling or refuse collection. Rated for up to 23‚000 lb axle loads‚ Marathon Brake’s MBC and MBS easily meet Federal regulations for brake effectiveness‚ fade and recovery...

 
A combination semi-metallic and organic brake block engineered for severe duty applications
...Marathon developed its combination brake block to be the industry leader in lining life and stopping power. Featuring our proven Heat Star organic and metallic brass materials, MBC linings handle the high heat commonly found in severe duty applications like coal hauling or refuse collection. MBC easily meets Federal regulations for brake effectiveness, fade and recovery in accordance with FMVSS 121 test procedure and is rated for 23,000 lb axle loads. MBC linings feature the ...

 
A semi-metallic lining designed specifically for severe service truck applications
...Marathon developed MBS brake linings to address the most severe duty braking requirements. This semi-metallic 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 121 test procedure and is rated for 23,000 lb axle loads. MBS linings feature the Hi-Density Marathon formulatio...

 
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 formul...

 
... A high performance brake pad designed for air disc brakes, with exceptional wear and low noise characteristics Click here for more info on DiscStar Air Disc Pads MBS # DSTP1407 FMSI # 8515 D1407 Lucas Girling – Meritor D–Elsa Application:Van Hool, Nova, Orion VI, ELSA 1. MAN # 68325011 Hardware Kit:CBPOR6-HK MBS # DSTP1312 FMSI # 8427 D1312 ...

 
Premium brake pad designed for on-highway trucks and motor coaches
...Marathon has expanded its DiscStar product line to address the continued growth of disc brakes in the heavy-duty market. Disc Star Highway Premium (DSHP) is a high performance commercial vehicle disc pad designed specifically for air disc brakes. DiscStar Highway Premium pads were created for on-highway truck, tractor steer and drive axles, and motor coaches. This premium low-metallic material is rated for 23,000 lbs. and provides long pad life, quiet stopping and high shear ...

 
... For many years fleets have wrestled with the trade-offs between spec'ing a premium grade brake lining vs. saving money with an economy grade friction material. Today, a friction kit with a top performing premium brand lining like Marathon's Heat Star can cost almost twice as much as an economy grade product. So, it's got to be tough to justify going with that top-of-the-line product, right? Wrong! You start with the lining's performance features of brake fade, effectivene...

 
A high performance brake pad designed for air disc brakes, with exceptional wear and low noise characteristics
...As the use of disc brakes continues to grow in the heavy-duty industry, Marathon now offers a high performance commercial vehicle disc pad, DiscStar Transit Premium (DSTP). Designed specifically for air disc brakes, Marathon?s DiscStar Transit Premium pads were created to handle the extreme conditions of transit and coach, as well as severe service applications like fire trucks, refuse and more. Formulated using Marathon?s severe service ceramic expertise, DiscStar disc pads ...

 
A long life, low noise brake pad designed for severe duty and multiple stop air disc brake applications
...As the use of disc brakes continues to grow in the heavy-duty industry, Marathon now offers a high performance commercial vehicle disc pad, DiscStar DSTP Vocational. Designed specifically for air disc brakes, Marathon's DiscStar DSTP Vocational pads were created to handle the extreme conditions of severe service disc brake applications like fire trucks, refuse and more. Formulated using Marathon's severe service ceramic expertise, DiscStar brake pads exhibit less wear, more e...

 
...At the core of our business success is a tradition of developing new products that raise standards for our industry. This is exemplified by our commitment to develop quality brake linings that lead the heavy–duty trucking industry. Our application–specific friction materials demonstrate just one of the many ways that Marathon works hard to maintain the “customer first” focus that has been our heritage. Additional current projects include a focus on goi...

 
... Premium quality Marathon Spring Brakes are designed to provide a long service life with reliable and durable braking performance. Manufactured in an OEM facility, these spring brakes feature superior, engineered materials and a corrosion resistant coating to ensure an extended service life. Spring Brake Premium quality, durable and reliable air brake actuators Visit our Application Brochure to find the best friction material for your truck ...

 
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... Possible Causes Fade, poor stopping and brake lockup are problems that could be caused by air system malfunctions, wrong friction or bad brake maintenance. A drum that is heat checked can cause fade and poor performance during a panic stop. Solution Ways to prevent heat checking: 1. Replace all hardware at the time of reline 2. Use the friction material recommended for the application 3. Make all adjustments equal: what you do to one wheel, ...

 
... Possible Causes Excessive center wear on lining indicates friction level is insufficient for your application. Solution Replace worn-out lining with new lining having the proper friction level for your application. Fade/Performance Prodlems Relined Block Delaminations Brake Adjustments Not Holding Rate of Wear On Lining Differs Excessive Wear In Center Uneven Wear Of Edges Or Ends ...

 
... Signs of Unusual Wear (DISCLAIMER: Before beginning, please note that not all brake complaints and problems can be solved by only brake shoe inspection. Common problems also occur as a result of high temperature issues, such as air, mechanical or friction imbalances. Any imbalance in one or a combination of all three will appear as a friction material issue. The necessity for inspecting and replacing all worn parts has become more critical with the advent of automatic sla...

 
...Suggested Brake Relining Procedures Remove the drum and inspect it for general wear, cracks, heat-checks and other evidence of potential over-heating. Inspect the brake lining, ensuring there is even wear on both shoes, across the axel, all breaks on a tandem. Uneven wear indicates an issue. Inspect the rollers, pins and bushings for uneven wear. (Note: These components will be discarded along with the springs, but identifying uneven wear will pinpoint problem areas in...

 
...Product shipped as promised with responsive technical support... a tough combination to beat. And Marathon delivers! We offer an industry leading order fill rate of +95%, most shipping within a day or two of receipt of order. Compare that to your current friction supplier. In addition, we have an experienced team ready to help you select the right material for your application or find solutions to your brake or friction issues. ...

 
...Marathon Brake Systems was established in 1991 in Cartersville‚ GA. From the beginning‚ our goal was to provide a better brake lining while offering dependable service and delivery. At Marathon‚ we believe in the principles of quality‚ service‚ and customer satisfaction. Because of this Marathon Brake has become one of the most respected names in the industry‚ and our loyal customer base and strategic distributor/fleet partnerships prove it...

 
... …Feel the Difference One of the most significant design characteristics of any heavy–duty brake lining is its density. When higher quality and heavier raw materials are used in a lining’s formulation‚ it creates a higher mass in the block – otherwise known as high density. Truck brakes are designed to convert the energy of a moving vehicle into heat energy. A higher density increases the lining’s ability to efficiently handle heat‚ a...

 
...Providing products that perform as promised is an essential element in the relationship between any manufacturer and its customer. At Marathon‚ we’ve gone the extra mile to ensure everything we do yields the industry’s highest level of quality. Proof of our company–wide commitment to quality are our ISO 9001:2001 and ISO 14001:2008 certifications. These quality systems require implementation and focus throughout our organization‚ from design and ...

 
... New Brake Shoes Achieving maximum life and safety from your friction material begins with its foundation... the brake shoe. Ensure the performance of your brake linings with a new brake shoe from Marathon. Our new shoes are manufactured and tested to the highest OEM standards. Learn More New Lined Shoes & Shoe Kits Marathon also offers their proven brake linings on an OEM quality shoe - a combination you can't beat! And to further simplify your brake job, our new shoe kit...

 
 
...Marathon Brake is proud to announce the expansion of their family of Universal Block (UB) brake linings. Effective August 1, Marathon will offer an additional ten new part numbers to the UB product line. Ideal for over-the-road freight, general hauling and other heavy duty vocations that do not require severe braking, the UB lining is a proven formula that is rated for 20,000 lb axle loads. New Part Numbers: UB4703D UB4710D UB4711D UB4715D UB4718D UB4719D UB4720D ...

 
... Marathon's leadership position in the transit market continues with several part numbers available for the increasingly popular double decker buses from Alexander-Dennis. The front steer axles utilize DiscStar air disc pads and rear drive axles KVT brake linings. Learn more...

 
...Specifically formatted to handle the high temperatures and heavy–duty demands of most transit applications‚ Marathon Brake’s OE Transit Approved KVT Transit and MBST brake linings feature excellent brake fade and recovery characteristics as well as a long service life. Both linings meet Federal regulations for brake effectiveness‚ fade and recovery in accordance with FMVSS 121 test procedure‚ and are rated for up to nearly 29‚000 lb axle lo...

 
... Cartersville, GA - October 12, 2016 - Marathon Brake Systems introduces DiscStar Highway Premium (DSHP) brake pads designed for air disc brake systems used in on-highway truck, tractor steer and drive axles and motor coach applications. DSHP is premium low-metallic friction material rated for 23,000 lbs. and formulated to provide a longer pad and rotor life than OE pads, while delivering a significant noise reduction. DiscStar Highway Premium is a high performance commerci...

 
..."Prior to discovering Marathon Brake linings, my fleet had chronic issues with rust jacking leading to premature removal of the brake shoe. Although I tried many different brake products, nothing solved my problem. Once I found Marathon's Heat Star lining I was completely hooked. Converting to Heat Star has completely solved my rust jacking issues. Since I began using Heat Star 5 years ago, I've never had a brake shoe issue, and my lining life has increased by over 20% on dri...

 
... Achieving maximum life and safety from your friction material begins with its foundation... the brake shoe. Ensure the performance of your brake linings with a new brake shoe from Marathon. Our new shoes are manufactured and tested to the highest OEM standards. Learn More Features: E-Coating - (electro-deposition coating) applied to every Marathon brake shoe to prevent rust jacking. All Marathon brake shoes are environmentally tested to withstand 1,000 hours of salt spray ...

 
...Brown is a heavy hauler that has achieved exceptional results out of Marathon's Floe, high density, friction material. "Our operation is a demanding one! Marathon's material provides us with long lining life, exceptional braking confidence and low cost per mile savings, all of the things that we expect from a worldwide manufacturer of heavy duty friction products." Lanny Kimbrell Operations Manager Darrel Brown Trucking Inc. Adamsville, AL....

 

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