Air Brake Manual


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Section summary

  1. What is the maximum time permitted for the compressor to build from 85 to 100 psi (586 to 690 kPa)?
  2. What is the maximum pressure loss permitted after the foot brake is fully applied with the engine shut off on a single unit? On a combination unit?
  3. How can trailer-brake holding power be tested?
  4. Should all drivers be able to adjust, unassisted, S-cam and drum braking systems equipped with manual slack adjusters?
  5. What is the final brake test that should be made before the vehicle is put into service?
  6. How much push rod travel is allowed before a bdddrake adjustment must be made?

One person alone is fully responsible to ensure that the braking
system is in safe operating condition before the vehicle moves:
THE DRIVER

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Rev: 2018