AMS twin-steer front suspension products from Canadian-based Simard Suspensions are now available in the U.S. and Mexico through a partnership between Simard and Fontaine Modification Vocational Services.
Fontaine said it is the first post-production installer to complete a long-term working relationship with Simard. Fontaine will offer tandem steering suspensions that can significantly increase a vehicle’s load capacity without impacting its maneuverability, it said.
“Simard has developed innovative suspensions for more than 75 years, and we are excited to bring their proven products into new markets,” said Steve Boyer, president of Fontaine Modification Vocational Services. “The AMS twin-steer suspension can add payload to nearly any vehicle, including concrete mixer, crane, front loader and dump trucks. It is designed for heavy-duty on- or off-road use and has proven itself in Canada, the United States, Australia and Latin America.”
Fontaine will offer the full range of Simard AMS tandem suspensions, which includes air and spring designs with up to 46,000 lbs. of capacity.
The additional steering axle provided by a Simard AMS tandem suspension helps drivers navigate comfortably in severe terrain on construction and drilling sites, or city streets. The Simard twin steer offers optimal load distribution while working within the original OEM wheel cut and turning radius.
Fontaine Modification Vocational Services will make Simard Suspension installations available at four of its modification centers across the U.S. The suspensions can be configured to fit nearly any truck, regardless of manufacturer.
“Fontaine is going to make it much easier for truck users in the U.S. and Mexico to get the most out of their vehicles,” said David Tremblay, president and CEO of Simard. “With a tandem front suspension, customers will safely increase their payload, thus optimizing the return on their capital investment. This saves money and helps optimize resources.”