Brake Shoes for Air Brakes | Semi Trucks and Trailers
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Brake Shoes - Air

Brake Shoes - Air

Heavy duty semi-truck and trailer brake shoes, stop box kits and hardware for air brake systems. Our high-quality brake parts will give you confidence in your stopping power with a long service life. We offer brake shoes with lining that is specifically designed for the demands of heavy loads and frequent stops.

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SKU 4707RQK
$64.90

New Rockwell Brake shoe kit. 16 1/2 inches x 7 inches. Includes 2 shoes and hardware kit. Q plus.   Details

20+ In Stock as of September 25, 2021 19:09 PM EST.
  • Drum Diameter:16-1/2 inches
  • Brake Shoe Size:7 inches
  • Style:Q Plus
  • Brake Type:Meritor Rockwell
  • Friction Material Rating:23,000 lbs
  • Hardware Kit:08-108835
  • Note:Brake Shoe Identification Guide
  • Material:557
  • MPN: 4707RQK-557
SKU 4700DPQ
$88.55

New Dexter 4700PQ brake shoe kit. 12-1/4 inch diameter X 4 inches wide.   Details

20+ In Stock as of September 25, 2021 19:09 PM EST.
  • Drum Diameter:12-1/4 inches
  • Brake Shoe Size:4 inches
  • Style:PQ
  • Brake Type:Dexter
  • Friction Material Rating:23,000 lbs
  • Hardware Kit:08-107400
  • Note:Brake Shoe Identification Guide
  • Material:BD63
  • MPN: 4700PQ
SKU 1443EK
$45.65

New Eaton 1443EK Brake shoe kit. 15 inches x 4 inches. Includes 2 shoes and hardware kit.   Details

4 In Stock as of September 25, 2021 19:09 PM EST.
  • Drum Diameter:15 inches
  • Brake Shoe Size:4 inches
  • Style:Extended Service
  • Brake Type:Eaton ES
  • Friction Material Rating:23,000 lbs
  • Hardware Kit:08-111300
  • Note:Brake Shoe Identification Guide
  • Material:BD63
  • MPN: 1443EK
SKU 4311EK
$56.65

New Eaton 4311EK Brake shoe kit. 16 1/2 inches x 7 inches. Includes 2 shoes and hardware kit.   Details

20+ In Stock as of September 25, 2021 19:09 PM EST.
  • Drum Diameter:16-1/2 inches
  • Brake Shoe Size:7 inches
  • Style:New Style (Since 1981)
  • Brake Type:Eaton
  • Friction Material Rating:23,000 lbs
  • Hardware Kit:08-104200
  • Note:Brake Shoe Identification Guide
  • Material:BD63
  • MPN: 4311EK
SKU 4709ES2K
$69.38

New Eaton 4709ES2K Brake shoe kit. 16 1/2 inches x 7 inches wide. Includes 2 shoes and hardware kit.   Details

20+ In Stock as of September 25, 2021 19:09 PM EST.
  • Drum Diameter:16-1/2 inches
  • Brake Shoe Size:7 inches
  • Style:ESII 2nd Generation
  • Brake Type:Eaton
  • Friction Material Rating:23,000 lbs
  • Hardware Kit:08-114900
  • Note:Brake Shoe Identification Guide
  • Material:BD63
  • MPN: 4709ES2K-BD63
SKU 4711RQK
$96.40

Rockwell Brake shoe kit. 16 1/2 inches x 8-5/8 inches wide. Includes 2 shoes and hardware kit.   Details

20+ In Stock as of September 25, 2021 19:09 PM EST.
  • Drum Diameter:16-1/2 inches
  • Brake Shoe Size:8-5/8 inches
  • Style:Q Plus
  • Brake Type:Meritor Rockwell
  • Friction Material Rating:23,000 lbs
  • Hardware Kit:08-108835
  • Note:Brake Shoe Identification Guide
  • Material:BD63
  • MPN: 4711RQK-BD63
SKU 4715RQK
$63.92

New Rockwell Brake shoe kit. 16 1/2 inches x 6 inches wide. Includes 2 shoes and hardware kit.   Details

20+ In Stock as of September 25, 2021 19:09 PM EST.
  • Drum Diameter:16-1/2 inches
  • Brake Shoe Size:6 inches
  • Style:Q Plus
  • Brake Type:Meritor Rockwell
  • Friction Material Rating:23,000 lbs
  • Hardware Kit:08-108835 + 01-3751 Return Spring
  • Note:Brake Shoe Identification Guide
  • Material:BD63
  • MPN: 4715RQK-BD63

Brake Shoes for Air Brake Systems

Air Brakes

Heavy duty trucks and trailers rely on their brakes to stop loads in excess of 80,000 lbs and the brake shoes provide the friction that makes this happen. The friction created between the brake drum and brake shoes converts the energy of the moving truck and trailer into heat. The shoes sacrifice a small bit of their surface material every time they are applied and will slowly become thinner. Brake shoes are a wear-item that will need to be replaced periodically throughout the life of the equipment.

Air Brake Shoe Material

Many brake shoe kits will come in 20K and 23K variants. This is related to how aggressive the friction material is and how much torque the shoes will pull when applied. It is recommended to match the friction material rating to the GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) for the best braking performance, 20K for 20,000 LBS GAWR and 23K for 23,000 GAWR. Using a higher rated shoe material on a lower GAWR does not mean that the vehicle can be overloaded, and it does not make it safer. Using higher rated shoe material than the GAWR of the axle can cause brake noise and vibration, shorter drum life and wheel end life, all which can increase cost. Friction material is tested to have a 10% compliance margin so it will already pull 10% more torque than rated to ensure safe stopping in severe situations.

Brake Shoe Kits

We sell our brake shoes in wheel end kits meaning that they will include the shoes and hardware to refurbish one wheel of brakes for that model of shoe. A typical brake shoe kit will include: 2 brake shoes, return Springs, rollers, anchor pins, retainers and spring clips

Identifying Air Brake Shoes?

Identifying the correct parts for your commercial truck or trailer can sometimes be a challenge. We have years of experience installing and selling replacement shoes for air brake systems. Feel free to reach out to us at via email or call us at 1-800-358-4751 with any questions.


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