Friction Wedges

Wabtec pioneered the design of variably damped Barber® suspension systems

  • Our friction wedges are designed to provide optimum damping and wear performance
  • Interchangeable in all Barber® truck designs
Barber® Integral Iron Friction Wedges
Barber® Integral Iron Wedges

Commonly used on all Barber® design trucks

Barber® Iron Split Wedges
Barber® Iron Split Wedges

Split wedge design increases truck warp resistance compared to traditional, single piece wedges

Barber® LifeGuard Fricton Wedge
Barber® LifeGuard Wedge

Polymer-faced single wedge designed to reduce bolster pocket wear

Barber® TwinGuard Friction Wedge
Barber® TwinGuard Wedge

Polymer-faced, two-padded wedge designed to reduce bolster pocket wear

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