A new independent suspension from ArvinMeritor (NYSE: ARM) has been designed for off-highway, emergency and custom chassis vehicles as well as tactical and combat-wheeled military vehicles and armored personnel carriers.
The Meritor ProTec High Mobility Independent Suspension Series (HMIS) is available in three configurations: Series 30 for light duty, Series 40 for medium and medium-heavy duty, and Series 50 for heavy-duty applications.
“No market places greater demands on equipment than the defense, specialty and off-highway customers we serve,” said David Damian, sales and business development director, defense, ArvinMeritor. “As a result of the extreme challenges our customers face on a daily basis, we have engineered the Meritor ProTec high mobility independent suspensions to provide enhanced levels of protection, maximum payload and reliable performance.”
The ProTec HMIS Series offers a number of design features including the interchangeable use of air springs, air struts, coil springs and hydrostruts for a high level of customization and flexibility. The suspensions offer full electronic system integration of suspension height control, active damping, electronic differential lock controls and electronic stability control.
Additional features include 38-deg. turn angle; 21 in. of total wheel travel for maximum off-road mobility; lightweight materials and design architecture to maximize payload capacity, and system flexibility for integration into multiple chassis types.