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Choosing The Best Kind Of Suspension System For Heavy Loads
Doing the tough, rugged work is shared between the driver and the truck. Having the right suspension system for heavy loads keeps productivity high, safety a non-issue, and reduces wear and tear on your load and truck. Suspension systems are usually equipped with coil, leaf or air springs. Whichever you choose, each is capable of doing the heavy lifting for you.
Suspension systems absorb shock in vehicles, and the bigger the automobile, the more susceptible it is to bumps and turbulence. Heavy objects weigh down your truck and can be hazardous if too much movement occurs. Heavier loads are usually accompanied by four-wheel drives. That means that both front and back wheel suspension is required. Some four-wheel drive trucks have an independent suspension system that allows each wheel on the same axis to act independently. The right weight distribution can mean the difference between packages being delivered intact versus being mangled and damaged.
Maybe the most common spring used in automobile suspension systems today is the coil spring. True to its name, the coil absorbs pressure by being compressed, then releasesand repeats. These coils transfer the pressure to a single point rather than distributing the load widely.
The leaf spring is the oldest and most time-tested suspension method, dating back to before automobiles were even invented. These springs spread your heavy load more evenly, reducing single-spot impact. Vans, trucks, and even railway cars utilize these springs.
The youngest of the three types of springs that can be added to your existing suspension system is an air spring. This technology uses an air pump or compressor to pump air and inflate bellows, which provides the cushion for your ride.
If you’ve heard the phrase “resistance is futile,” then you understand how a progressively designed suspension spring works. The more the load increases, the more resistance this type of spring offers. This is ideal for heavier loads, which need the most resistance to shocks and bumps. This simple yet effective technology can keep loads safe and secure.
A quality suspension system keeps you and your cargo comfortable when going over speed bumps, rough terrain, or any other obstacles in the road. Whether you have all-wheel drive, front-wheel drive, or you drive a unicycle, the suspension system needs to keep you from bouncing off the road.
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Justin is a certified car nut and writes about all car topics. He has a special interest in performance parts, wheels and rims. Share his enthusiasm at auto service blog.
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