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Alcon launches new brake upgrade kit

20th January 2021 - 17:00 GMT | by The Shephard News Team

Caliper and pad kit for Ford F550​ is ruggedised for use on armoured vehicles.

UK-based Alcon Components on 20 January launched a new brake upgrade kit for the Ford F550 to support the off-road, specialist, armoured and defence vehicle sectors.

The six-piston caliper and pad kit is compatible with the stock OEM actuation and stability control system, Alcon noted, ‘so is easy to fit but has been fully “ruggedised” to ensure extreme levels of robustness and performance are balanced with the requirement to keep weight to a minimum’.

When optimised for specialist, armoured and defence vehicle use, the Alcon F550 kit offers improved brake torque allowing the vehicles to be armoured or modified to greater Gross Vehicle Weights, with discreet styling to avoid drawing attention to the fact that the F550 has been modified.

Alcon braking systems are used or are being assessed by more than 20 military vehicle OEMs, such as BAE, Jankel (pictured is a Jankel CATV with an F550 brake kit), Patria, Ricardo and Supacat.

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