Ridewell Suspensions has introduced a new auxiliary axle suspension rated 22,500-lb capacity for vocational truck applications. The RCA-215 Flex-Mount is a non-steerable, air-ride/air-lift unit that easily adjusts to various frame widths and ride heights, according to the manufacturer. It is also 50 to 72 lb. lighter than Ridewell's 225 model.
The new unit features a patented, contoured seat for secure axle connection without U-bolts, as well as lightweight double-bonded bushing and wide-beam spacing to help reduce axle stress. It is designed to accept axle drop of up to 8 in.; has 10-1/4-in. total travel, with up to 7 in. of lift; and has an axle alignment adjustment of 3/8-in. at each hanger. Options include axle integration and shock kits.