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February 01, 2012  |   Comments (0)   |   Post a comment

Blue Bird offers Performance Friction products


FORT VALLEY, Ga. — North American Blue Bird dealers are now stocking Performance Friction Carbon Metallic brake pads and Zero Failure rotors for fleet applications.

This includes light- and medium-duty hydraulic pads and rotors, as well as heavy-duty air disc applications, for all makes in aftermarket school bus applications.

Officials said that Performance Friction offers excellent performance and money-saving features. Fleets throughout the world utilize Carbon Metallic brake pads and Zero Failure rotors because of their stopping power, safety, extended pad and rotor life, and corrosion resistance.

Moreover, Performance Friction offers a fleet-specific mileage guarantee on pads and rotors. As a result, national fleets have realized up to a 6 to 1 cost savings in the first year of service, according to the companies.

Officials said Performance Friction’s Zero Failure rotors offer twice the life of competing rotors as well as the lowest run-out and thermal distortion. Each disc is 100 percent measured and inspected to meet the company’s strict tolerance specifications.

“Blue Bird is proud to offer Performance Friction through Blue Bird’s dealer network,” said Don Nichols, vice president of Blue Bird aftermarket parts. “This alliance will provide Blue Bird customers with top-notch quality and value, which will assist in keeping Blue Bird buses operating with the greatest up-time at superior performance levels. It is a win-win for the customers we serve.”

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