A significant advantage in conditions with low grip
Its benefits are not confined to haulage situations on roads where conditions provide very low grip, such as gravel roads. The Advanced Trailer Brake System is also a significant advantage on wet roads and under field conditions when working on gradients, turning, or reducing speed. This is especially true when towing heavy equipment, including large trailers, balers, slurry tankers or trailed sprayers, particularly on wet grassland or soil. It will also be beneficial when hauling trailers with a pivoting front axle, where stability is reduced if the tractor slows without the brakes being applied. In many cases where a tractor and trailer are used, the speed of the combination is reduced by the engine braking effort imparted by the tractor alone. In such situations unbraked trailers can push on the slowing tractor, potentially causing it to become unstable and the trailer to jack-knife.