Mack Equips Trucks with MaxAir Suspensions
Nov 1, 2000 12:00 PM, MODERN BULK TRANSPORTER STAFF
The new MaxAir Series of suspensions from Mack Trucks, Inc is now available on Vision by Mack and CH model tractors. Engineers from Mack and Hendrickson Suspension jointly developed the MaxAir suspension to improve comfort, durability and serviceability, while also reducing weight, life-cycle costs, and maintenance.
The first of the series is the 40,000-lb MaxAir 40, with a lighter aluminum version, the MaxAir 40A, scheduled for release by the end of 2000. MaxAir saves 72 pounds in the standard steel configuration, with another 40 pounds saved in the optional aluminum version.
Modern design techniques allowed engineers at Mack and Hendrickson to optimize size and location of key components, such as the use of large-volume air springs and inboard shocks.
Mack and Hendrickson torture-tested the MaxAir over thousands of miles, resulting in superior smoothness and handling for a Class 8 vehicle. The design team eliminated the need for retorquing clamp U-bolts by replacing the conventional clamped brackets with integrated axle brackets. For full details, contact Mack, PO Box M, 2100 Mack Blvd, Allentown PA 18105-5000.
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