KVT - Vocational

KVT Vocational

A long life friction material designed for severe duty and multiple stop braking

Marathon developed KVT brake linings to handle the high heat and heavy-duty demands of refuse, concrete, logging, sand and gravel, oil delivery, beverage transport and other tough applications. KVT is a premium, organic material rated for 25,000 lb axle loads that provides stopping power you can count on with a long service life. This versatile lining meets Federal regulations in accordance with FMVSS 121 test procedure for applications up to 25,000 lbs.

KVT linings feature the Hi-Density Marathon formulation that will improve your bottom line through better performance and fewer maintenance headaches.


KVT Delivers


  • Ideal for high heat, severe duty applications
  • Longest lining life in its class
  • Hi-Density formulation for excellent heat dissipation
  • Dependable stopping performance
  • Excellent brake fade and recovery characteristics
  • Extremely drum friendly


Test Results


 Test Results

Testing conducted in accordance with FMVSS 121 criteria @ 25,000 lb axle load: 16 1/2 x 7 inch S-cam air brake; type 30 air chamber and 5.5 inch slack adjuster; and a 20.8 inch tire rolling radius. Shaded area indicates non-compliance.