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Benefits of a Doosan Wet Disc Braking System

Having a forklift equipped with wet disc brakes is a question that keeps coming up in the material handling industry.  Why is it beneficial to have a wet disc braking system in your forklift and what does it mean to you, the customer?

A wet disc braking system compared to a dry braking system.  Wet brakes run in oil.  The oil keeps them cool especially in heavy braking applications.  Wet brakes will last longer, require less adjustment and maintenance over time.  Most wet brakes are a multiple disc set-up providing more stopping power, and improving all around safety.

Dry brakes are mostly single disc or drum.  These types of braking systems heat up quickly under heavy use and wear out fast.  Having to replace once a year, really increases the cost of parts and labour over the lifetime of the truck.

Benefits of a Doosan wet disc braking system;

  • Lower maintenance costs
  • Less downtime
  • Less lost production and costly overtime
  • 5 times the braking surface that you get on the standard drum and shoe brakes on conventional forklifts
  • 5 year / 10,000 hour warranty

The difference

If you run your forklift 1000 hours per year for 5 years, you can save $1000 per year on brake work.  With savings of $5000 over the 5 year period, huge savings just on brakes!

For more information, contact your local William Machinery sales representative to discuss which Doosan lift trucks will best suit your needs.