Ridewell introduces RAR-251 Stub Axle Air Ride Suspension for heavy haul applications
Ridewell Suspensions expands its air ride suspension line with an integrated stub axle suspension system for heavy haul applications. The RAR-251 Stub Axle Air Ride Suspension contains two beam assemblies that can be integrated with a 32” track Ridewell axle configured with Wabco PAN 19 disc brake assemblies.
“The unique pivot design and excellent lateral stiffness of the RAR-251 suspension provides a significant increase in capacity for trailer manufacturers wanting a multi-tire configuration that provides a 40,000 pound capacity per axle line,” says Bruce Barton, Director of Engineering at Ridewell Suspensions. “In addition, the air ride suspension offers a better ride quality for trailer owners seeking an alternative to mechanical trunnion suspensions.”
The initial release of the RAR-251 system is designed for a minimum 10-foot wide trailer up to a 14-foot or wider trailer installation. The RAR-251 accommodates 225-70R 19.5 and 245-70R 19.5 tire sizes at a 12” ride height. Purchasers can use their own hangers or Ridewell can provide a hanger specifically designed for their application.
Additional configurations include a 12.25” drum brake assembly for 17.5” tires and a Ridewell stub axle with a PAN 19 disc brakes configuration to accommodate a 22.5” wheel.