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Brake shoe innovator reveals BTS23 product launches

Tru-Shu Brisbane Truck Show
22 Dec, 2022

Building on the success of its revolutionary brake shoes, Tru-Shu is set to reveal a new range of premium trailer axles and suspensions at next year’s Brisbane Truck Show

Tru-Shu will showcase its shoes for P-Plus and GP brakes as well as a new range of brake drums at the 2023 Brisbane Truck Show. It will also reveal new prototypes for premium trailer axles and suspensions.

Developed out of frustration by specialised freight carrier ASET Services, Tru-Shu eliminate the need to buy new brake shoes prematurely by stopping the expansion and warping of the brakes.

Made from Australian steel and premium linings manufactured in SA, the shoes boast an easy-fit design, with an access hole through the lining and shoe to allow quick and easy installation or removal of the return spring with a simple tool.

To provide its shoes in the most cost-effective way, Tru-Shu uses a change-over system with a deposit returned for cores.

Tru-Shu eliminate the need to buy new brake shoes prematurely by stopping the expansion and warping of the brakes

The SA-based company is now turning its attention to solving another problem in trailers: premature axle and suspension failures.

The company’s premium axles feature oil-filled hubs with two American drive wheel seals per hub and a 30mm wide axle nut that clamps to the axle.

The hub cap has well-protected oil sight glass and is shaped to line up the wheel when changing tyres.

Importantly, the stub has a hole in the end to put the bolt though to stop losing the wheel end in case of bearing failure; and the anchor pins are clamped, removing the need for bushings.

Running P-Plus brakes, the axles enable two brake return springs to be fitted for severe applications.

What’s more, holes have been drilled through the shoe for tool access to set return springs with more tension. Fitting springs though these holes enables brakes to be assembled without removing the hub.

Tru-Shu is now turning its attention to solving another problem in trailers: premature axle and suspension failures

The axle’s S-cam tubes are double bushed and double sealed, with the tubes clamped into place with rubber bushing to dampen jarring caused by loose wheel bearings and rough roads. This bolt-on method allows fitting of the S-cam and tube without removing the hub.

Additionally, the S-cam tubes have grease nipples that blow off at set pressure to prevent over-greasing.

Tru-Shu’s new premium suspension incorporates four parabolic springs per axle which gives four bushes per axle compared to the standard two, making for a more stable trailer.

All springs and saddles are u-bolted to the axle and require no welding or fabrication to fit.

The suspension system incorporates two large air bags per axle. The large footprint of the airbag means it can run at low pressure for a softer ride.

Shock absorber mounts are easy to replace if needed. Tru-Shu’s brake drums feature clearance holes in the wear surface and large holes on the flange side and no backing plates to allow air flow.

Location: Stand 200, Mezzanine


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