Meritor has announced the launch of its ProTec Independent Front Suspension (IFS) for motorcoach applications.
The new IFS MIS-20E is Meritor's first suspension specifically designed for the ride quality and heavy load requirements of motorcoaches. Based on field-proven technology, this product is Meritor's first fully integrated suspension and steering system made to be a drop-in replacement for bus and coach manufacturers, the company says.
"The ProTec IFS will deliver the same level of confidence, performance and reliability for the bus and coach industry that military operators have realized from our ProTec solutions over the last two decades," says Christina Simon, senior director of Industrial Product Development, Meritor. "This solution addresses market demand for premium ride quality, ease of maintenance and outstanding reliability."
The ProTec IFS features a gross axle weight rating (GAWR) of up to 20,000 lb., and twin tube performance dampers for control and comfort while providing exceptional overall tire life. It is also equipped with Meritor components to ensure commonality and availability of aftermarket parts including the same bevel-gear hub wheel-ends featured on the U.S. military's Joint Light Tactical Vehicle (JLTV) program vehicles and EX+ L air disc brakes for excellent stopping power and brake life, the company says.