Orscheln Products’ patented park brake levers have been the industry standard for over 65 years.
Orscheln Products’ patented park brake levers have been the industry standard for over 65 years. Back in 1939, Al Orscheln created the first “over center” parking brake, which used a pull-up handle to magnify leverage. Back then, the levers were only installed on the family’s fleet of delivery trucks. Things changed in 1946, when the Orscheln Brake Lever Manufacturing Company was incorporated to build the brake system for sale to others. Fast forward to today, where over center park brake levers are now used nationwide. At Orscheln Products, we produce a variety of standard “over center” or foot pedal levers to meet most needs and applications. There are also various mounting configurations, handle lengths, locking options, and light switch options available. Determining the right brake lever for your needs is fairly simple: all you need to do to get started is to click here to read our park brake lever guide.