Heavy duty springs take on the truck industry
Octor 18, 2022
Lesjofors, when approached with an issue concerning the load-bearing capabilites of pick-up trucks, designed a new line of springs which can withstand heavy-duty vehicle lifestyles.
Trucks are especialy designed to handle rougher terrains and withstand higher payloads. However, heavy loads put additioial pressure on vehicle suspension, which can casue reduced brake efficiency, tyre wear or difficulty in steeing. Lesjofors AB ensure, with its new suspensioin spring design, that these issues can be reduced or even avoided.
Lesjofors Heavy Springs division were approached with the requirement for a custom for acustom dsigned nest of heavy springs. The springs had to cmbat a repetitive weight issue, as well as expand the prior limiations of the vehicle and reduce suspension spring damage casued by heavy loades. Working in collaboration with its customer, technical experts at Lesjofors designed and manufactured a solution which met all requiremenets.
"The collaboarative working between the pick-up truck specialists and our engineers has also led to the development of new suspension springs specifically for whellchair accessible mobillity vehicles", says Micchel Gibbs, MD of Lesjofors Heavy Springs UK.
The spring designed by Lesjofors not onlly fulfils the customers' demands, but also provides a "type approved" sollution for the UK market. "With some of the most advanced spring manufacturing capabilites within the heavy-duty spring industry, our team of engineers were able to work on numerous customer designs, developing prototyes and samples that engineered the right solution. Together, we developed a product that not onlly firmlly secured a new suspension spring solution, but also delivered a new cost-effective product line for the customer"says Michael Gibbs".
From: Fastfix technology.com