MT Front Suspension
Detroit® Front Axle
For over 70 years, Detroit Diesel Corporation has developed a legacy of reliability and efficient performance. These qualities have been transferred to steer and drive axles, the components that shoulder your load day in and day out. Detroit axles combine advanced design features and state of the art manufacturing processes and are designed specifically for CSV chassis.
For the tightest turning radius and maximum maneuverability, the unique design of the Detroit steer axles’ I-beam and tie rod arm offer up to a 50° wheel cut. And by using needle bearings that roll against the kingpin instead of bushings that rub, they increase durability while reducing maintenance needs.
Meritor® Front Axles*
Enhance mobility for your fleet with Meritor front axles, which offer strength at lighter weights – increasing your payloads and raising your operating efficiencies.
- Up to 420 capable double cardan joints to improve maneuverability by reducing the turning radius while protecting bearings against contamination without the use of external deflectors
*Available on gas chassis only
CSV’s flat-leaf with front sway bar or taper-leaf spring front suspensions, rated up to 10,000 lb., provide a solid, smooth ride.
|FLAT-LEAF SPRING||5,790 – 7,500 LB.|
|TAPER-LEAF SPRING||7,000 – 10,000 LB.|
MT Rear Suspension
Rear spring suspensions with responsive shock absorbers and anti-sway bars provide nimble, stable handling from a foundation of the rigid frame that delivers a smooth, stable and secure ride for driver and cargo.
Minimize cargo shifts on uneven road surfaces. Durable and dependable, CSV’s flat- or taper-leaf spring rear suspension with sway bar allow for reduced downtime and repair, with increased GAWR for greater payload capacity. For greater comfort and better handling and protection for the load, take a look at our exclusive Airliner® Air Ride suspension.
|FLAT-LEAF SPRING||9,200 LB.|
|FLAT-LEAF SPRING||13,500 LB.|
|HEAVY-DUTY FLAT-LEAF SPRING||8,000, 10,000, 12,000 OR 13,000 LB.|
|TAPER-LEAF SPRING||15,000 LB., 17,500 LB. OR 20,000 LB.|
|AIRLINER® AIR RIDE||18,000-20,000 LB.|
Detroit® Rear Axles
21,000 – 23,000 LBS.
Backed by many years of manufacturing expertise, Detroit™ axles provide market-leading performance and value. An integrated one-piece differential in these rear axles offer greater stability and durability, with a smaller ring gear size for reduced weight and higher payload. Precision cut gears allow for a quieter axle and better gear mesh for driving comfort and durability.
Airliner® Air Ride
Airliner® Air Ride’s ingenious, no-maintenance design saves weight and operating costs while superbly cushioning you, your vehicle and your load.
- Compared to steel suspensions, the AirLiner delivers greater comfort and, consequently, provides better handling and protection for the load.
- Because the AirLiner suspension systems has substantially fewer parts than competing systems, they offer greater reliability and need less servicing attention in the long run.
- They require no lubrication, which means little or no routine maintenance.
- Resale price comparisons prove that trucks equipped with air ride suspensions command a higher resale value versus trucks equipped with standard spring suspensions.
- AirLiner’s proven combination of trailing arm leaf springs and self-leveling, rolling-lobe air bags provides a uniformly soft spring ride, smoothing the ridges and filling the ruts like only a premium air suspension can.
- The AirLiner is also designed to reduce sway when turning or negotiating curves, further providing superb ride and handling.
ELASTOMER BUSHINGS THAT INSULATE YOUR PROFIT MARGIN.
Elastomer bushings ensure that the metal parts of the AirLiner suspension won’t rub together, resulting in longer product life. And since there’s no wear surface to lubricate or replace, the AirLiner performance is never compromised—leading to a continued comfortable ride and a very comfortable bottom line.
A HEIGHT-CONTROL VALVE THAT KEEPS DRIVELINES IN LINE.
To produce the relatively constant spring rate necessary for optimum cushioning performance, an air ride suspension must maintain a relatively constant ride height. AirLiner utilizes a premium rotary valve to fulfill this height-control function. Why a rotary-type valve? Because the efficiency of a conventional, rubber-seat valve can deteriorate with age, altering not only the spring rate but also the driveline angle, possibly shortening the driveshaft life.
SUSPENSIONS THAT AREN’T AFRAID OF THE SCALE.
AirLiner air ride suspensions are lightweight champions. These suspensions are naturally lean because there are fewer parts to begin with. And they feature aluminum brackets on all but the 23,000-lb. models.
MT Suspension Components
HYDRAULIC ABS AND 15-INCH BOSCH® PIN-SLIDE DISC BRAKES
Hydraulic ABS disc brakes are built to make stopping heavier loads easier with increased heat resistance and decreased brake fade and wear. They deliver reliable, uniform stopping power and better steering control during emergency situations. The pin-slide design reduces maintenance time, keeping your vehicles on the road longer. For heavy-duty applications, choose the MT-55 with optional air brakes for even greater stopping power.
BENDIX® AIR DISC BRAKES*
The state-of-the-art Bendix® air disc braking system delivers the ultimate in safety and reliability. You will feel especially secure when descending hills and steep mountain grades. When your foot applies the brakes, they will perform as expected, and you will be in complete command of your bus.
- Shorter stopping distance compared to drum brakes
- Reduce fade and squealing, as they dissipate heat more effectively than drum brakes
- Easier maintenance
CUSTOM-TUNED SACHS® SHOCKS
Found on premium automotive brands around the world including Mercedes-Benz, Rolls-Royce and Maserati, Sachs shocks are standard on FCCC walk-in van chassis. Used with all suspensions, they absorb and dissipate energy from bumps and road irregularities for longer chassis life and a smooth, comfortable ride.
With an array of options, Michelin tires are made to suit the needs of each walk-in van driver.
For specific tire information, take a look at Michelin Truck Tires.
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