Conventional Brake Rigging

Forged components for conventional brake rigging arrangements

  • Forged grain structure increases durability & lifetime
  • Forgings eliminate welded connections (potential failure points)
  • Forged levers are up to 33% lighter than those made with other manufacturing processes
  • Standard and Custom sizes available to meet specific car requirements
Barber Brake Beams
Barber® Brake Beams

Wabtec’s world-class brake beams set the industry standard for quality, durability and innovative design features

Truck Lever Connections
Truck Lever Connections

Hollow-forged truck lever connections manufactured from C-1040/1045 steel

Forged Truck Brake Levers
Truck Brake Levers

Features an I-beam design for reduced weight while maintaining uniform stress resistance

Forged Body Brake Levers
Body Brake Levers

Available in a wide range of sizes for use as cylinder, hand brake and floating levers

Forged Brake Rod Jaws
Brake Rod Jaws

Arc-weld brake rod jaws for OEM or repair & maintenance applications

Forged Brake Rod Eyes
Brake Rod Eyes

Arc-weld brake rod eyes for OEM or repair & maintenance applications

Forged Brake Rod Splices
Brake Rod Splices

Enables easy field replacement of worn, broken or bent brake rods

Forged Brake Clevises
Brake Clevises

Forged from C-1040/1045 special bar quality steel; available in a variety of sizes & configurations

Forged Brake Cylinder Push Rods
Brake Cylinder Push Rods

Meets AAR specification S-2009

Forged Brake Pins
Brake Pins

Forged from C-1040/1045 special bar quality steel for reduced weight while maintaining durability

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