Suspensions Archives - Fleet Equipment Magazine
Bulldog HD showcases new, improved Steering Dampener at HDAW 2023

Find Bulldog HD at Booth #441, during HDAW ’23 in Grapevine, TX.

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PRT Heavy Duty shows a complete line of shocks at HDAW

The company is also displaying multiple applications for medium-duty vehicles such as pickups and cargo vans.

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SAF-Holland donates product systems to Ferris State University’s heavy equipment program

SAF-Holland recently announce that it has donated a Class 8 drive axle air suspension and trailer axle system to Ferris State University, located in Big Rapids, Michigan. The students in the University’s-Heavy Equipment Technology program will benefit from hands-on experience with the donated units which feature Neway AD heavy-duty drive axle air suspension with compensating

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Less weight, more strength: How composite spring suspensions apply both benefits

Stronger. Lighter. It’s the dichotomy that nearly all fleets chase when it comes to spec’ing new equipment. This lean, mean spec’ing strategy can boost efficiency and provide equipment longevity. When you think about suspensions for demanding applications, tried-and-true steel spring suspensions spring to mind. (Pun intended.) But what if there was another way–a suspension that

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Talking light weight suspension spec for electric trucks

The very nature of electric trucks being simpler, from a component POV, compared with their diesel brethren means that we tend to gloss over the equipment nuances. While the commercial vehicle segment is still wrapping its arms around electric truck applications, so too are we starting to understand the spec’ing strategies that come with an

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Reyco Granning launches extreme duty rods on 79-Series, 102-Series

Reyco Granning is launching extreme duty rods on 79-Series (79KB & 79AR) and 102-Series (102, 102AR, and 102AR-HD) drive-axle suspensions. The improved design is rated for up to 35,000 lb. GAWR. These extreme duty torque arms provide “for-life durability” by using specially formulated urethane bushings and heavier construction, the company explained. Through rigorous testing the

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ContiTech premium air springs connects globally under Continental brand

In order to harmonize brand presence for consumers, ContiTech premium air springs has announced it will officially transition to the worldwide brand name Continental. The change to a stronger, well-known name better connects to Continental’s technology brand, the company noted in a recent press release. The only change customers will see first-hand is the transition

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Hendrickson’s HAULMAXX EX launched at Mack Trucks

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has partnered with Mack Trucks to offer the Next Generation HAULMAAX EX heavy-duty rubber suspension. The Mack TerraPro and LR cab-over vehicles are now available for purchase with the HAULMAAX EX suspension at authorized Mack dealers.     The HAULMAAX EX suspension’s equalizing beam distributes the load equally between both

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SAF-Holland launches Quick Parts Kit Guide

SAF-Holland recently announced the launch of the new SAF-Holland Aftermarket Quick Parts Kit Guide. Created to provide complete visibility of its line of service parts and tools, the new Quick Parts Kit Guide will provide distributors and dealers with a comprehensive listing of the most popular service parts, kits and tools needed to meet their

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Main causes for premature failure of air springs

Let’s look at the main causes for premature air spring failure and how you can prevent it from happening to your trucks. Over-torque Over-torque can cause damage to threads or break original fittings. The use of grease or lubrication on the threads can also affect the performance of the torque. To avoid this, it’s important

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Gabriel announces launch of new marketing support menu

Gabriel (Ride Control, LLC), has announced the launch of their new Marketing Support menu now available online at Gabriel.com.  Located within the Resources & Training main menu, the Marketing Support menu offers Gabriel customers a wealth of marketing support including new access to Gabriel product literature and point of purchase support, recent Gabriel industry advertisements,

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Link cuts ribbon on advanced manufacturing and training facility

Link Mfg. Ltd., a supplier to heavy-duty commercial truck manufacturers, has officially opened two new facilities. Link’s 50,000-square-foot Plant 4 manufacturing and training facility is located on the company’s Sioux Center, Iowa, campus, and its new Suspension Controls Engineering Center is located in Grand Rapids, Michigan. Link’s Plant 4 in Sioux Center is now the

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