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Thu, May 23rd 2013

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Iveco 35C18 with 2 Corner Full Air suspension

This Iveco flatbed truck came to us for VB Full air suspension on its 2 rear corners.

Iveco wide view above
The Iveco 35C18

The truck belongs to a company called Howard Marshall Engineering, based just outside Nottingham.  They are agricultural consultants, meaning that they sell and repair reconditioned agricultural and horticultural equipment as well as carrying out fabrications.  This truck is going to have a beavertail added to it and will be used to collect and deliver the large machinery that they supply.  Hence as you can imagine the truck will be carrying an extremely heavy load and the air suspension will allow the truck to be at the correct ride height and not always on its bump stops.

Full air suspension offers the following:

A constant ride-height: VB FullAir ensures that the vehicle stays at a constant (lower) ride height regardless of the vehicle load - the rear of the vehicle will not drop due to the load and this in turn has a positive influence on the fuel consumption.

Iveco Truck showing view of rear axle with VB full air compressor
Iveco Truck showing view of rear axle with VB full air compressor

 

Adjustable floor height: The air-suspension system is equipped with a raise and lower switch which offers the opportunity to change the height of the rear of the vehicle to ease coupling/decoupling of a trailer or to ease loading/unloading of the vehicle. This is a vastly cheaper alternative to using tail lifts or forklift trucks for heavy loads, without the need for extra insurance or specialised training.

In this instance we added an additional operators switch for the rear of the truck and modified it to make it waterproof.

Improved road handling: Modification of the shock absorbers improves the vehicle's road handling, straight driving and this will also reduce tyre wear.

Close-up of VB Airbags
Close-up of VB Airbags

 

Improved stability: Due to the unique VB-Air Suspension construction, every air-suspension system has its own integrated stabiliser. This improves the vehicle's stability and offers the driver the a safer feeling.

Better comfort: The air-suspension system filters the unevenness of the road so the passengers are subjected to less vibration. This increases comfort and reduces fatigue.

Rear view of Iveco showing waterproofed operator switch
Rear view of Iveco showing waterproofed operator switch

 

What is installed?: The system consists of vehicle specific kits to fit most small vans (up to 3.5 ton) and motorhome models, the existing leaf- or coil-spring is disassembled and replaced with air-bellows, shock absorbers, compressor and an electrical control unit.

VB FullAir enables the suspension to be lowered and the compressor used to deploy and retract a wheelchair ramp for motability applications -  this eliminates the need for tail-lifts and the need for training and annual inspections.

VB-Airsuspension logo

Air suspension is becoming an increasingly popular product for us. More and more often we are seeing motorhomes for example coming overweight direct from the factory, air suspension is just one way to help combat the uncomfortable ride and improve the performance of the vehicle.

This is the same system that the top motorhome brands such as Carthago, Concorde, Niesmann Bischoff fit as a factory installed option.  This now available to any motorhome brand as there is vehicle specific option for most of the motorhome base vehicles available.

There are fullair and semiair options available for a wide range of 4x4 trucks too and this list is only getting longer, so if you have a fifth wheeler this could make a huge improvement to your ride.

Call or email us today for a quote on your rig on 0800 279 0085 or steve@conrad-anderson.co.uk.

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