New Meritor Trailer Suspension Series Brings Performance Benefits to Truck-Trailer Operators

ArvinMeritor, Inc. has unveiled an all-new series of durable, trailing-arm air ride trailer suspensions to meet the needs of North American truck-trailer operators in vocational markets.

The Meritor Trailing-Arm Air (MTA) series of top-mount and low-mount models completes the company’s lineup of air suspension solutions.

Final customer integration and manufacturing readiness — on the first model, the MTA23 — continues through summer, with production launch in fall 2010.

“We are focused on and committed to providing only the highest quality suspensions,” said Craig Frohock, general manager, Trailer Products, ArvinMeritor.

The suspension series features three technology advancements with distinct operational benefits:

  • Patented pivot bushing – absorbs road input resulting in a softer ride, more cargo protection, and reduced torsional stress on the vehicle’s structure. Patented steel interleaf shims in the bushing provide improved fore-aft stiffness aiding in dynamic axle alignment, better tire wear, and controlled roll steer.
  • Larger, more robust shock absorbers – specifically tuned to Meritor suspension with three times the damping power, over competitors. Larger bore design for greater suspension control, and more consistent tire contact with the ground, reducing tire tread wear, improved braking and enhanced handling.
  • Unique, patent-pending axle wrap design – for secure and durable axle connection. Also contributes to superior suspension durability, according to company engineers.

Source: ArvinMeritor, Inc.


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