Longer lining life and better stopping power with proven Marathon brake linings

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 or stated another way, higher 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, and is the most critical component in a friction material's fade, recovery and wear.

Marathon uses higher quality and heavier raw materials in formulating its brake linings, creating a higher density brake block. Hi-Density linings are better able to handle the high heat of a truck brake, giving you a longer lining life, as well as better fade and recovery for stopping power you can count on. And Hi-Density linings have stronger structural integrity, making them less likely to crack during riveting or due to rust jacking.

For more than 25 years, Marathon brake linings have been proving their value across North America. Our family of Best-In-Class friction materials are designed for applications ranging from general over-the-road freight to severe duty to intercity transit. The bottom line? A more efficient fleet with lower maintenance costs… it's The Marathon Advantage.

… Feel the Difference

  • Higher density friction materials have the ability to hold more heat energy and therefore more efficiently dissipate the heat
  • Higher density friction materials have stronger structural integrity, making them less likely to crack in service, while riveting or due to rust jacking
  • Higher density linings exhibit significantly better wear characteristics, especially at higher temperatures
  • Higher density friction materials are more resistant to brake fade and water fade

Marathon is also skilled at designing friction products for unique duty cycles applications, engineered for safety and superior wear life. Additionally, our experienced sales force will help train your sales team and assist you when selling to your fleet customers.
For a partnership with a stable supplier who will be here for years to come, look to Marathon.

Marathon Advantage

Average Density Advantage of Marathon Linings vs. Competitors

  • +15% vs Federal Mogul/Abex
  • +25% Haldex
  • +20% Meritor/Frasle

High Density Friction: Why It Matters

Hi-Density Friction Delivers…

…Improved structural integrity and lining life

A competitor's cracked lining vs. Marathon's structurally sound lining

…Improved drum compatibility

A brake drum shows damage from competitor's material vs drum in excellent condition from Marathon material

…Improved resistance to rust jacking

The strength of Marathon's linings make them better able to withstand the effects of rust jacking on a brake shoe