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Canadian suspension to be standard equipment on Spartan fire trucks

EDMONTON, Alta. -- Fire truck manufacturer, Spartan Chassis, has given the nod to Raydan's Air Link suspension whic...

EDMONTON, Alta. — Fire truck manufacturer, Spartan Chassis, has given the nod to Raydan’s Air Link suspension which will now be standard equipment on the company’s fire trucks.

Spartan first equipped one truck with the Air Link tandem front air ride suspension and following a nine-month testing period, it has decided the Canadian-built Air Link is its suspension of choice.

"Once again we are proud to have been chosen as standard equipment by a leading manufacturer. The testing process has been rigorous over the past nine months," says Ray English, Raydan’s president and chief executive officer. "We are in the exact same testing period with a number of leading global manufacturers which we hope to close in the near term. The sales to production process is a long one as there is a great deal riding on it: a long-term supplier is displaced, the unit has to be included on the manufacturing line, etc. The good news is that once a product has been approved, the revenues tend to be substantial and it is very difficult to be displaced."

Raydan’s suspensions are popular in each of the specialty markets the company has entered, but it has now expanded to include the vocational truck market. The Air Link is currently available on Mack and Western Star trucks.

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