Stopping power of the Heat Star is very good, with no brake fade
Anderson Concrete has 55 mixers, and we switched to the Marathon Brake Heat Star™ product several years ago. We used to change our brakes every other year, and often had problems with cracking of the lining that caused us to have to change brakes even sooner. Since we switched our brake purchases to Marathon's Heat Star product, we are changing brakes only once every 3 to 4 years. We have never had a cracked brake shoe since we switched to Heat Star. Heat Star has performed consistently well and saved our maintenance folks hundreds of hours in brake maintenance.
Stopping power of the Heat Star is very good, with no brake fade. Our longest haul is about 15 to 20 miles, and the braking power is very consistent. Half of the time the mixer is loaded and heavy and the other half of the time the mixer is empty and runs light. The Heat Star material provides the right amount of braking under both conditions. We couldn't be more happy with Heat Star linings and Marathon Brake.