Bendix launches Electric Secondary Park Brake for LandCruiser 76, 78 and 79 Series 

Toyota 76, 78 and 79 Series LandCruisers are a common sight on the land, at construction and mining sites, for emergency service use, and in serious touring applications, with drivers swearing by these vehicles’ legendary reliability.

That doesn’t mean you can’t improve on a good thing though – and this has led leading braking system manufacturer, Bendix, to develop and release a new Electric Park Brake (EPB) for these models. The
new Bendix park brake offers completely ‘bolt-on’ fitment and complements the existing OE park brake, with no change to the vehicle’s hydraulic mechanism, pad shape and original park brake

To provide additional holding ability, the Bendix EPB features rear left and right single piston calipers that act on the rear disc brake rotors, minimising the likelihood of ‘roll aways’ on steep hills, a scenario that can be worse when the vehicle is heavily loaded or towing.

For added versatility, the brake can also be configured for ‘auto-on’ application such as when the driver’s door is open or if a door on the service body is left open. The EPB also has a ‘service mode’ to wind back the EPB to allow for brake pad change – there is a card detailing this process provided within each kit.

Fitting the EPB is simple for a mechanic or brake technician with detailed installation guidelines provided. As a bonus, the vehicle’s ADR compliance is maintained and requires no engineering sign-off
once the job is complete.

Included in each kit are two brake calipers with EPB functionality, a wiring loom, electronic control module, attractive OEM style control switch for dashboard installation and one pair of DB1200 Ultimate
4WD Brake Pads.

Bendix’s new Electric Park Brake is an easy and cost-effective way to maximise the braking performance of your LandCruiser. In the coming months, Bendix will also expand its EPB range to suit other
popular four-wheel-drive and two-wheel-drive models.