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DEFECTIVE SCANIA BRAKE DRUMS

WINNARD is aware of a recent notification distributed by the Driver & Vehicle Standards agency with regard to defective after-market Scania brake drums. 

We can confirm that this brake drum is not of WINNARD manufacture or supply.

In fact, as the U.K.'s leading distributor of commercial vehicle brake discs & drums we were asked by VOSA to assess the dimensional characteristics of this failed drum and created a report to help their investigation.

The quality of the failed part should be a reminder to the industry that braking components are safety-critical parts and purchasing decisions should not be made purely on price.     

Quality control is paramount to ensure product conformity.

WINNARD has been manufacturing brake drums for over 90 years.  We have the knowledge, experience, quality control procedures and engineering technology to ensure our parts meet the quality standards required for such safety-critical components.

Thos. Winnard & Sons Ltd

Warning about seriously defective aftermarket lorry brake drums

 

Operators are being warned about seriously defective aftermarket brake drums that may be fitted to Scania P400 lorries within their fleet.

We are aware of 2 cases where aftermarket drums, which were not manufactured or supplied by Scania, have failed on P400 lorries.

No front braking

Both lorries were left without front braking and were fully laden.

The drums failed in the same way when the braking surface fractured and separated from the mounting ring. It is believed that this was not due to normal wear and tear.

We have been unable to identify the manufacturer but an image of one of the failed drums is shown above.

 

BRAKING HISTORY - DISCS BRAKE IN 1958

Thos. Winnard & Sons Ltd have been at the forefront of brake drum production since the 1930’s but
Winnard also manufactured one of the first heavy commercial brake discs fitted to passenger vehicle in the late 1950’s.

The Midland “Red” Motor Services (BMMO & MROC) BMMO D9 was a prototype high capacity double decker bus with range of innovative features including:

  • Disc brakes
  • Independently sprung rubber suspension
  • Fully integral half cab construction.

Read more.....

WINNARD - SOLID BRAKE DISCS

For some applications, operating in specific environments or under harsh conditions a solid brake disc can prove to be a better working option than a conventionally vented version.

To help customers maximize the operating performance we have developed a range of SOLID brake discs - See the attached PDF for performance benefits and range details.

WINNARD - THE ORIGINAL AFTERMARKET SUPPLIER

Proven Quality - Proven Service - Proven Value

Thos. Winnard & Sons Ltd have been manufacturing and distributing commercial vehicle braking products since 1930 and have been supporting the independent aftermarket
since its inception. While the marketplace has changed significantly over the last 89
years the company’s fundamental principles remain the same; to supply quality products at a fair price with market integrity and respect. 

NEW PRODUCT RANGE

Winnard are pleased to announce the introduction of a new product range: Pega Air Springs.

Pega Otomotiv Suspansiyon San.ve Tic.A.S. have been manufacturing air springs since 2008 but their knowledge dates back to the dawn of air suspension and are one of the worlds leading specialist. Pega have a proven track record of manufacturing quality air suspension components backed up with excellent technical support, product data and new to range developments.

Our initial range is now on-line and available to order.

ECE R90 CERTIFICATE NOW AVAILABLE

We are pleased to advise that our ECE R90 certificate for the brake disc group G1 430 is now available via our downloads page, please login to access.

WEB SITE UPDATE - IMPROVED SEARCH FACILITY

The Winnard search facility has been updated.  It is now possible to search for vehicle makes and models by the Quick Search Box.  The system has also been improved to provide additional search results.

CHANGE OF WINNARD PART NUMBERS

FURTHER PART NUMBER CHANGES

PLEASE NOTE

Due to circumstances beyond our control we have had to make further changes to the Winnard part numbers previously identified with the previx "MAN" and more recently "MN"  

As from 18th August 2015 all Winnard part numbers starting with the prefix "MAN" or "MN" will be changing to "MD"

Example

Old part number "MAN1026"

Old part number "MN1026"   (As updated 15th July 2015)

New part number "MD1026"

We apologise for any inconvenience caused but can all customers please change their systems accordingly.

Should you have any questions please contact our sales department.

Thank you.

Online Catalogue

Reduce the amount of time you spend searching for and ordering the parts your business needs. Use our improved online catalogue to: quickly lookup product cross-references; search for parts that are built to fit specific vehicles; discover discs and drums that match specific dimension specifications; and much more.

Once you've found the parts you need we'll recommend related parts that you may be interested in, whilst showing you live-updating stock levels, all before allowing you to place and confirm your order safely and securely. And you never had to pick up the phone or trawl through a traditional printed catalogue.

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