For Immediate Release, July 12, 2011 Adding a Kelderman Air Ride conversion kit to your existing suspension will provide a level of comfort you thought was impossible. Two new suspension kits are available for Ambulances, Limousines and Shuttle Buses. An Airbag system for the Ford E350 and E450 popular as a shuttle bus and ambulance conversion and a four-links system created for the 3500 Heavy-Duty 2011 Chevy Cab Chassis that is mostly used in Ambulance models. Both systems will provide improved ride stability over traditional suspension products.
The new 2 bag rear system, designed for the Ford E350 and E450 2008 and newer chassis, attaches to the rear of the leaf spring shackle, a proven design for over 20 years, provides much smoother ride, extremely reliable, competitively priced, comes with automatic leveling valve air system.
This is an active system that keeps working whether or not the vehicle is loaded. By loosening the rear spring shackle from the frame and attaching it to the air ride you’ve effectively provided a two-stage suspension system that smoothes the road. The Kelderman Air Ride is not to be confused with just adding an air bag between the axle and the frame. This type of system is merely a helper for the springs to allow additional weight carrying capacity. It does nothing for the riding qualities of the vehicle and in many situations degrades the ride. The Kelderman suspension provides a superior ride with excellent roll resistance when compared against helper bags for the springs and rubber sheer systems.
Installation of the new E350 and E450 systems is simple and economical. An upper framework is bolted to the truck frame. A lower swing arm is attached to the upper framework at the rear pivot point. The spring shackles are attached to the lower swing arm and the air bags are mounted between the upper framework and lower swing arm units. It’s really that simple to convert a vehicle to air ride comfort. All components are constructed of high quality materials for reliability and a long service life. Plus, the system reduces shock and fatigue to chassis extending vehicle life.
The new bolt-on kit for GM 3500HD 2007 and newer trucks smoothes out the bumps in the road while keeping the truck bed level, even with the addition of heavy payloads. The unique, 4 link 4 bag system with automatic leveling, dump feature, mechanical or electronic contols is reliable, tough and allows truck to ride 2 inches below stock height. Kelderman products provide the ultimate in air ride comfort and operator control with numerous height control options available. The kit features parallel trailing arms to eliminate axle twist and minimizes pinion angle movement, transferring power to the ground for a more stable, comfortable ride. The factory sway bar is not removed. Kelderman uses quality Firestone air bags and provide everything required for installation including all hardware with easy to read instructions.
Ride comfort is the very best reason to install a highly engineered air ride suspension kit from Kelderman Manufacturing. For more information, call Kelderman’s technical assistance toll free number at 800-334-6150. Kelderman Manufacturing is located at 2686 Highway 92, Oskaloosa, IA 52577
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