EDMONTON, Alta. — Raydan Manufacturing has added an 84,000-lb rated Air Link suspension for tandem drive applications to its lineup.
The company says its newest offering is not only the highest capacity ever for an Air Link suspension, but it also incorporates all the latest technologies developed by Raydan through its previous projects. The 84,000-lb Air Link was designed for Navistar Defense for use in heavy-haul tractors in the US Navy. The company says it’s excited to now be offering the heavy-duty suspension to customers by special order.
Raydan has been designing and building suspensions since early 2000 when it was approached by fire apparatus manufacturers looking for robust 58,000- and 60,000-lb suspensions.
“Raydan’s Air Link suspensions are well known for their high roll stability and smooth ride, both of which are required in order to preserve the life expectancy of ladder and platform trucks,” said Ray English, president and CEO of the company.
The company expanded the line in 2004, adding a 75,000-lb suspension for off-road logging and other severe-duty applications. An 80,000-lb front and rear suspension was built for Lockheed Martin, for the purposes of transporting space shuttle cargoes to the NASA launch site.
“At 80,000 lbs, these suspensions not only had to provide exceptional articulation, but they had to meet stringent space limitations,” the company said.
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