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ArvinMeritor offers MTA suspension series

ArvinMeritor Inc has unveiled a new series of durable, trailing-arm air ride trailer suspensions to meet the needs of North American truck-trailer operators in vocational markets. These include platform, tank, grain, dump, chassis, bulk, specialty, lowboy, livestock, and specialty vans.

The Meritor Trailing-Arm Air (MTA) suspension series of top-mount and low-mount models completes the company's lineup of air suspension systems. The suspension series features three technology advancements:

  • 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 the Meritor suspension. Larger-bore design for greater suspension control, and more consistent tire contact with the ground, reducing tire tread wear, improved braking and enhanced handling.

  • Patent-pending axle wrap design — for secure and durable axle connection.

The design includes Meritor trailer axles and brakes, and is available with Q Plus cam or air disc brakes, automatic slack adjusters, the SteelLite X30 drum and lightweight hub, and the MTIS (Meritor Tire Inflation System) by PSI.

The suspension offers a five-year, 500,000-mile warranty.

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