New trailer suspension targeted for vocational trailers

A series of new trailing-arm suspension for vocational markets has been introduced by ArvinMeritor, Inc (NYSE: ARM)

The series of air-ride trailer suspensions is designed for platforms, tanks, grain trailers, dumps, container chassis, bulk commodity trailers, lowbeds, livestock trailers, and specialty vans. The Meritor Trailing-Arm Air (MTA) suspension series includes top-mount and low-mount models, completing the company's lineup of trailer air-ride products.

Production launch of the first of the series—the MTA23—is scheduled for fall 2010, with five subsequent models to be unveiled in the last quarter of the year and through summer 2011.

The suspension series features three technology advancements with distinct operational benefits:

  • Patented pivot bushing.
  • Larger shock absorbers.
  • Patent-pending axle wrap design – for securing the connection of suspension and axle.
The integrated 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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