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ArvinMeritor introduces new vocational trailer suspension

GUADALAJARA, Mex. -- ArvinMeritor has released a new trailer suspension for the Mexico and vocational markets.


GUADALAJARA, Mex. — ArvinMeritor has released a new trailer suspension for the Mexico and vocational markets.

The RideStar RFS30T has extra features built into it to handle heavy loads associated with the vocational sector of the industry. It’s rated at 30,000 lbs and will be available in 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 dump vehicles, in the U.S. and Canada,” said Jim Sharkey, business unit director, trailer systems, North American. “The more robust design includes heavier duty componentry to manage the tough loads experienced in these applications.”

The company says the new RFS30T offers an incredible ride. Meanwhile an exclusive bushing design utilizes interleaf shims for greater fore and aft stiffness to help address potential backslap.

Specially-designed shocks provide increased damping force resulting in less fatigue damage while improving braking performance and tire life, the company says. The system includes Meritor axles and brakes as standard features. The RFS30T also features a heavier axle beam for increased durability and more robust rebound straps to help prevent the suspension from overextending the shocks and air springs.

Applications well-suited for the RFS30T include: raw wood haulers; dump vehicles; beverage haulers; and tankers.


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