ARVINMERITOR Inc announced a new trailer suspension specifically designed for Mexico and vocational applications in the United States and Canada. The suspension debuted at Expo Transporte November 17-19, 2004, in Guadalajara, Jalisco, Mexico.
The RideStar RFS30T builds on proven RFS Series suspension technology and adds features to offer more durability to handle the heavier duty loads associated with this segment. The new suspension is engineered for 30,000 pounds gross axle weight rated applications and will be available beginning February 2005.
“The RFS30T was expressly engineered for our fleet and owner-operator customers in Mexico, and those operating extreme-duty vocational trailers, such as tankers, in the United States and Canada,” said Jim Sharkey, business unit director for North American trailer systems. “The more robust design includes heavier duty componentry to manage the tough loads experienced in these applications.”
As with all RideStar suspensions, the RFS30T offers an exceptional ride. An exclusive bushing design utilizes interleaf shims for greater fore and aft stiffness to help address potential backslap. Specially developed shocks work directly with the RFS suspension geometry to increase damping force, resulting in less fatigue damage, improved braking performance, and longer tire life. Meritor axles and brakes are a standard feature of this series.
Unique to the RFS30T is its heavier axle beam for added durability and more robust rebound straps to help prevent the suspension from overextending the shocks and air springs.