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 Shoes & Friction

Meritor friction products offer customers a combination of the highest engineered friction materials and the industry's leading brand name in brake manufacturing. Two types of friction products are available, including Meritor “MA” genuine-quality production friction and Meritor “MG” aftermarket friction materials.

Meritor "MA” genuine-quality production friction products are tested to exceed FMVSS-121 requirements by our Brake Engineering team. Working with the best friction manufacturers in the world, we develop friction materials to meet and exceed all original equipment vehicle specifications. The red edge, code and logo on each piece of genuine friction material are your sign that you are getting the best original equipment product available.

Meritor “MG” aftermarket friction products are manufactured to be competitive with all other manufacturers in today's market. "MG" friction products meet all FMVSS-121 requirements while, at the same time, provide value and competitive pricing. Products available include brake block and lining sets; new lined brake shoes and kits; and remanufactured brake shoes & kits. Please select from the friction product list below for more information:

PlatinumShield™ Coating

Rust-jacking has been an industry problem that has cut short the life of countless brake shoes and sent expenses soaring. Now, in a dramatic scientific breakthrough, Meritor brake engineers have conquered rust-jacking with PlatinumShield coating technology.

It resists rust-jacking and provides extended brake shoe life – and lasting value – for our customers. For more information on our PlatinumShield coating technology, please visit meritorplatinumshield.com.


MA212 Standard Brake Lining

MA212 standard brake lining is rated for 21,000-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for truck/tractor/trailer applications. It delivers exceptional braking power and friction stability without sacrificing lining or drum wear. It’s crafted from friction materials proven to optimize brake performance.

Preferred as the lining of choice for many original equipment vehicle manufacturers and the standard friction on Meritor trailer axles, MA212 easily handles stop-and-go urban traffic and over-the-highway applications.

Features:

  • Rated for 21,000-pound GAWR applications at 165 AL (T30 chamber x 5.5” slack adjuster)
  • Recognized for durability and value
  • Ideal for truck, tractor, trailer and school bus applications
  • Excellent choice for hauling general cargo, grain and liquids
  • Versatile performance in a variety of applications over general terrain, including dump trucks and lowboys


MA312 Standard Brake Lining

MA312 standard brake lining is rated for 23,000-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for truck/tractor/trailer applications.

As standard friction on Meritor 23,000-pound trailer axles, MA312 friction delivers superior stopping power and exceptional performance. Up to 20 percent service life improvements over comparable products and providing reduced maintenance costs, downtime and materials. MA312 performs equally well in on-highway and vocational applications.

Features:

  • Rated for 23,000-pound GAWR applications at 180 AL (T30 chamber x 6” slack adjuster)
  • Premium long-life friction material exceeds FMVSS-121 requirements in combination with full-cast or lightweight Meritor SteelLite X30™ brake drums
  • Ideally suited for trucks, tractors, trailers and school bus applications
  • Recommended for construction, refuse and other heavy hauling applications requiring some stopping power


R301 Standard Brake Lining

R301 standard brake lining is rated for 23,000-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for truck/tractor/trailer applications.

R301 is a high-performance friction material engineered for demanding applications where excellent wear characteristics are needed. Recommended as the standard 23,000-pound GAWR brake lining for most OEM tractor production brakes. R301 provides superior stopping performance for both on- and off-highway use.

Features:

  • Rated for 23,000/46,000-pound GAWR applications at 180 AL (T30 chamber x 6” slack adjuster) on the 16.5” x 7” brake
  • Delivers excellent recovery performance in continuous braking applications
  • Combines stopping power with the versatility to handle various terrain conditions
  • Ideal for truck, tractor, trailer and school bus, as well as heavy hauling applications, such as refuse and construction vehicles

Series:

  • 15” x 4” and 5” shoes
  • 16.5” x 5”, 6”, 7”, 8” and 8.62” shoes
  • 12.25” x 7.5” shoes


R403 Severe-Duty Brake Lining

R403 severe-duty brake lining is rated for 26,000-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for truck/tractor/trailer applications.

Recognized for superior fade resistance and dependable stopping capability in heavy-load applications, R403 is known for its proven track record of durability. Recommended for demanding applications such as refuse and construction.

Features:

  • Rated for 26,000-pound GAWR applications at 180 AL (T30 chamber x 6” slack adjuster)
  • Delivers consistent recovery performance over multiple stops
  • Combines stopping power with the versatility to handle various terrains
  • Ideal for construction, refuse and other severe-service applications, on- or off-highway

Series

  • Available for 16.5” x 7” Q-Plus™ heavy-duty brakes 


MG1 Premium Grade Lining

Meritor aftermarket friction, MG1, is premium grade brake lining rated for 20,000-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for truck/tractor/trailer applications.

It combines attractive pricing and excellent value, without sacrificing quality, safety or performance. MG1 provides non-asbestos medium friction that meets all FMVSS-121 requirements and is recommended for S-cam and wedge brakes.

Features:

  • MG1 is rated for 20,000-pound GAWR applications at 165 AL (T30 chamber x 5.5” slack adjuster)
  • Available for 16.5” x 7” Meritor S-cam brakes
  • Ideal for running long-haul applications over average terrains  
  • Recommended for carrying medium-weight freight on-highway
  • Delivers consistent recovery performance over multiple stops


MG2 Premium Grade Lining

Meritor aftermarket friction, MG2, is premium-grade brake lining rated for 23,000-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for truck/tractor/trailer applications.

It delivers proven stopping performance for heavy-duty brake applications combining affordable pricing and excellent value, without sacrificing quality, safety or performance. MG2 provides non-asbestos medium to high friction that meets all FMVSS-121 requirements and is ideal for running long hauls over average to rough terrains, as well as city stop-and-go applications.

Features:

  • MG2 is rated for 23,000-pound GAWR applications at 180 AL (T30 chamber x 6” slack adjuster)
  • Available for 16.5” x 7” Meritor S-cam and wedge brakes
  • Ideal for liquid and grain hauling
  • Recommended for carrying heavy freight on-highway
  • Delivers consistent recovery performance over multiple stops


MG2L Mid-Premium Grade Lining

Meritor aftermarket friction, MG2L, is mid-premium grade brake lining rated for 23,000-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for truck/tractor/trailer applications.

It combines affordable pricing and excellent value without sacrificing quality, safety or performance. MG2L provides non-asbestos medium to high friction that meets all FMVSS-121 requirements and is recommended for S-cam brakes with higher-temperature applications. 

Features:

  • MG2L is rated for 23,000-pound GAWR applications at 180 AL (T30 chamber x 6” slack adjuster)
  • Available for 16.5” x 7” Meritor S-cam brakes
  • Ideal for running long-haul applications over average and rough terrain
  • Recommended for carrying heavy freight on-highway
  • Delivers consistent recovery performance over multiple stops


CG Combination Grade Lining

Meritor aftermarket friction, CG, is combination grade brake lining rated for 23,000-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for truck/tractor/trailer applications.

It delivers proven stopping performance in the most demanding applications and combines attractive pricing and excellent value, without sacrificing quality, safety or performance. CG friction provides non-asbestos high friction that meets all FMVSS-121 requirements. It’s recommended for S-cam and wedge brakes in refuse, logging and other off-highway applications.

Features:

  • CG is rated for 23,000-pound GAWR applications at 165 AL (T30 chamber x 5.5” slack adjuster)
  • Available for 16.5” x 7” Meritor S-cam brakes
  • Ideal for running heavy vehicles over mountainous terrain
  • Maintains consistent recovery performance over multiple stops


EG Economy Grade Lining

Meritor aftermarket friction, EG, is an economy grade brake lining rated for 20,000-pound gross axle weight rating (GAWR) for truck/tractor/trailer applications.

It delivers proven stopping performance for heavy-duty brake applications and combines attractive pricing and excellent value, without sacrificing quality, safety or performance. EG friction provides non-asbestos high friction that meets all FMVSS-121 requirements. It’s recommended for S-cam brakes.

Features:

  • EG is rated for 20,000-pound GAWR applications at 180 AL (T30 chamber x 6” slack adjuster)
  • Available for 16.5” x 7” Meritor S-cam brakes
  • Ideal for running long-haul applications over average terrains without high axle weight
  • Recommended for carrying medium freight on-highway
  • Delivers consistent recovery performance over multiple stops


Fras-Le Friction

Meritor trusts Fras-Le braking performance all the way. As the exclusive North American distributor of Fras-Le friction products for nearly a decade, we’re proud to offer you and your customers the ultimate combination of performance and price.

Fras-Le products feature high-performance brake blocks, shoes, kits and lining sets for a wide variety of on- and off-highway commercial vehicle applications, including trucks, tractors, trailers, buses, dump trucks and other specialty vehicles.

For more details, visit our Fras-Le web page.