Automotive Air Brake Line Couplers (Gladhands)
- Ground Vehicle Standard
This SAE Recommended Practice is intended to provide a design, interchangeability dimensions, testing procedures, performance requirements, and minimum identification for gladhand-type air line couplers used to connect the brake systems of trucks, truck-tractors, trailers, and dollies when these vehicles are joint to operate as a combination unit.
The purpose is to provide coupler halves for brake lines on one vehicle that will be identified and compatible with the coupler halves on the brake lines of another vehicle.
Data Sets - Support Documents
The Truck and Bus Supply and Control Components Committee of the Truck and Bus Brake and Advanced Driver Assistance Systems Steering Committee is responsible for developing, reviewing, and approving recommended practices, standards, and information reports related to air braked vehicles supply and components and their interfacing as utilized on trucks, tractor-trailers combinations and buses over 4,536 kilograms (10,000 lbs.) GVWR. The activities of this Committee include brake supply and control components and their interfacing, and is not, in any way, to duplicate efforts of any other Committees.
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