Hendrickson Commercial Vehicle Systems announces the launch of the 10,000-lb. capacity Comfort Air rear air suspension at BusCon. According to the company, Comfort Air will serve as the standard rear suspension for Arboc’s low-floor bus model, The Spirit of Mobility, built on a conventional cutaway chassis.
According to the company, the 10,000-lb. capacity system is designed and manufactured specifically for the cut away bus and specialty vehicle market. Comfort Air features a suspension configuration for improved driver feel and predictable handling when performing maneuvers, the company added.
Hendrickson’s latest rear suspension system also includes a kneeling function that enables the bus to lower 3.5 inches. Additionally, this suspension system is engineered to reduce roll forward during the kneeling operation, reducing the possibility of damage during ramp deployment, the company noted.
“We identified the need for a purpose built air suspension that addresses the unique and changing needs of the bus market. Delivering improved ride quality, driver handling and kneeling performance are a direct result of listening closely to customer needs and requirements while applying the ride and handling expertise that Hendrickson is known for in the industry. This launch represents the first product in a line of Comfort Air suspensions well suited for paratransit, shuttle and other specialty bus applications,” said Gerry Remus, global bus business unit director for Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems.