Meritor is now producing two low-mount trailer suspensions that it said are ideal for vocational applications like single-drop flatbed, double-drop flatbed, loggers and chip hauler trailers.
The MTA25 low-mount and MTA30 low-mount trailer suspensions join the company’s Meritor Trailing-Arm Air (MTA) suspension series.
The MTA lineup now includes the MTA23 (23,000-lb. capacity), the top-mount MTA25 (25,000-lb. capacity), the top mount MTA30 (30,000-lb. capacity) and the two low-mount products.
All MTA models are available with the optional lift kit – a reliable quick-response system that efficiently raises select axles, improving maneuverability and extending tire life. Available in painted or galvanized finishes, the lift kit attaches easily and can be installed as original equipment (OE) or field retrofitted.
“During the last 22 months, we’ve brought five models of trailing-arm air suspensions for trailers to the North American market,” said Craig Frohock, general manager, Global Trailer, Meritor. “We collect feedback from a variety of sources to ensure Meritor is meeting the needs of its customers: no matter the size.”
According to Meritor, benefits of the MTA25 and MTA30 low-mount models include their durability, lighter weight, patent-pending axle-wrap design for a secure axle connection, and patented pivot bushing that absorbs road inputs for a softer ride.
Meritor also said a higher damping shock absorber provides improved road-to-tire contact and contributes to better braking and longer tire life.
The MTA trailer suspension system is integrated with Meritor trailer axles and Q Plus Cam Brakes. All are covered by the company’s five-year, 500,000-mile warranty on structural components. Optional components include air disc brakes, automatic slack adjusters, the SteelLite X30 drum and lightweight hub and the Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) by PSI. MTIS by PSI keeps tires properly inflated which improves tire maintenance management, trailer up-time and bottom line ROI.