SAF-Holland has introduced a new air-ride suspension engineered for vocational applications.
The Neway ADZ Series Drive Axle Air-Ride Suspension is a non-torque reactive suspension with a parallelogram trailing arm design.

The suspension is offered in 23,000 and 26,000 pound capacities and is built for independent single suspension mounting that allows for single, tandem or tridem axle truck or tractor applications.

According to SAF-Holland, the new ADZ has been streamlined to significantly lower weight, reduce maintenance and improve durability. The Integral Lower Module, for example, is a one-piece assembly that includes cast equalizing beams permanently assembled to the transverse beam with no fasteners.

As compared to traditional torque rod and track bar arrangements that transmit forces to the center of the crossmember, the ADZ's V-Rod Upper Control Arm directs lateral forces towards the crossmember and frame rail junction.

Other features of the ADZ include EZ-Align Non-Welded axle re-alignment, simplified pinion angle setting capability, Bolt-on or Weld-on axle adapters and multi-functional pivot bushings for improved ride comfort and handling. As a result, the lighter weight ADZ provides increased load capacity and reduced fuel consumption for improved operational efficiency.

The ADZ Series is designed to provide a linear roll rate through the permanent connection of the trailing arms and transverse beam. The suspension's linear roll rate characteristics not only improve handling and steering characteristics, but also enhance driver comfort and confidence, the company says.

The ADZ will eventually replace the company's long standing Neway AD 23K and 26K series suspensions.

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