New Air-Ride Suspension
SAF-HOLLAND has announced the release of the NEWAY ADZ Series Drive Axle Air-Ride Suspension for vocational trucks and tractors. The new ADZ Series has been engineered for vocational applications including construction, logging, and heavy-haul. The ADZ, which is approved for 100% off-road duty cycles, is a non-torque reactive suspension with a parallelogram trailing arm design. The suspension is offered in 23,000 and 26,000 lb. capacities and is engineered for independent single suspension mounting that allows for single, tandem or tridem axle truck or tractor applications.
The NEWAY ADZ introduces significant advancements in engineering and design to the industry, while maintaining NEWAY’s reputation for extreme durability and reliability in drive axle air-ride suspensions. The new streamlined ADZ eliminates components to significantly lower weight, reduce maintenance and improve durability. The Integral Lower Module, for example, is the industry’s first one piece assembly that includes cast equalizing beams permanently assembled to the transverse beam with no fasteners.
The ADZ 23K series is currently available through select specialty vehicle manufacturers and is being introduced to the major truck OEMs for data book consideration. The ADZ 26K series is expected to be launched mid-to-late 2011. The ADZ will eventually replace the company’s long standing Neway AD 23K and 26K series suspensions.