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Hendrickson launches COMFORT AIR on ARBOC’s Spirit of Mobility at BusCon

Hendrickson Commercial Vehicle Systems announces the launch of the 10,000 pound capacity COMFORT AIR rear air suspension at BusCon. COMFORT AIR will serve as the standard rear suspension for ARBOC’s low-floor bus model, The Spirit of Mobility, built on a conventional cutaway chassis. As an extension of Hendrickson’s COMFORT AIR product family, the 10,000 pound … Continued

Hendrickson Commercial Vehicle Systems announces the launch of the 10,000 pound capacity COMFORT AIR rear air suspension at BusCon. COMFORT AIR will serve as the standard rear suspension for ARBOC’s low-floor bus model, The Spirit of Mobility, built on a conventional cutaway chassis.

As an extension of Hendrickson’s COMFORT AIR product family, the 10,000 pound capacity system is designed and manufactured specifically for the cut away bus and specialty vehicle market. COMFORT AIR features an optimized suspension configuration for improved driver feel and predictable handling when performing maneuvers. Air springs and shock absorbers work together to adjust to changing road conditions, providing passengers with a comfortable ride.

Hendrickson’s latest COMFORT AIR rear suspension system also includes a kneeling function. This feature enables the bus to lower 3.5 inches, easing passenger entry and exit. Additionally, this suspension system is engineered to reduce roll forward during the kneeling operation, reducing the possibility of damage during ramp deployment.

“We identified the need for a purpose built air suspension that addresses the unique and changing needs of the bus market. Delivering improved ride quality, driver handling and kneeling performance are a direct result of listening closely to customer needs and requirements while applying the ride and handling expertise that Hendrickson is known for in the industry. This launch represents the first product in a line of Comfort Air suspensions well suited for paratransit, shuttle and other specialty bus applications,” said Gerry Remus, global bus business unit director for Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems.

The COMFORT AIR product family exemplifies advanced rear air suspension technology to adjust to changing road conditions, providing enhanced ride quality for bus drivers and passengers alike. Damaging vibration to the bus chassis and body are reduced, leading to extended life and lowered maintenance. All Hendrickson products undergo rigorous test and validation procedures based on real world road conditions to ensure durability and long life.

For additional information on COMFORT AIR, contact Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems at 630-910-2800 or www.rideonair.com.

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