V-Ride

V-Ride® Rear Suspension System

Luxury Without Limits.

V-Ride Rear Suspension

As the first-ever single axle suspension rated up to 23,000 pounds, V-Ride® is designed for today’s demanding bus owners – who want the ability to carry more gear, the freedom to equip their interiors with premium amenities, and a comfortable, confident driving experience.

  • Multiple V-Ride configurations are available with varying GVWRs – all optimized to coach specifications:  17,500 lbs.  |  19,000 lbs.  |  21,000 lbs.  |  23,000 lbs.
  • Increased towing capacity
  • Quik-Align® allows for easy axle alignment without the use of shims
  • V-rod connection dissipates suspension forces, reducing stress for greater durability and longevity
  • U-Shaped Assembly – The transverse beam integrated with the trailing arm form a single-piece U-shaped assembly – enhancing stability at all speeds
  • Consistent Handling – The V-rod connection and U-shaped assembly design result in superior roll stability and more predictable handling in all road conditions, offering a confident driving experience
  • Smooth Ride – Large volumetric air springs and premium Sachs shocks deliver the smoothest ride available

V-Ride Rear Suspension

V-Ride® Rear Suspension System

24,000 lbs.

V-Ride Rear Suspension

As the first-ever single axle suspension rated at 24,000 pounds, V-Ride® is designed to carry more gear and provide a comfortable, confident driving experience.

  • Increased towing capacity
  • Quik-Align® allows for easy axle alignment without the use of shims
  • V-rod connection dissipates suspension forces, reducing stress for greater durability and longevity
  • U-Shaped Assembly – The transverse beam integrated with the trailing arm form a single-piece U-shaped assembly – enhancing stability at all speeds
  • Consistent Handling – The V-rod connection and U-shaped assembly design result in superior roll stability and more predictable handling in all road conditions, creating confident driving experience
  • Smooth Ride – Large volumetric air springs and premium Sachs shocks deliver the smoothest bus ride available

XB – UltraSteer Tag Suspension

UltraSteer®

Handling Luxury with Precision.

As the first line of tag axles that are fully-integrated and precision-tuned to react to turns and maneuvers of the coach, UltraSteer establishes a new standard for premium ride and handling.

Features

  • Auto-Locks to straight @ 20mph and in reverse for complete control
  • Flexible coach packaging for increased storage options
  • QuickAlign and optimized rubber bushings increase suspension life and reduce maintenance
  • Compatible with disc and drum brakes

Increased Maneuverability

  • Significant reduction in curb-to-curb turning radius
  • Remarkably tight turning angle

Improved Ride & Handling

  • UltraSteer’s outboard-mounted design is more reactive to roll input than inboard-mounted shocks, which improves handling in turns and maneuvers such as sudden lane changes
  • Wide track suspension arms provide increased lateral stiffness over narrow track suspension arms, improving handling and safety (B-Series)

Tire Savings

  • In contrast to rear mounted tie rods that can still cause tire scrub, the UltraSteer’s forward-mounted tie rods and correct steering geometry enable the inside wheel to have a 12° turning angle and follow the ideal turning path—eliminating tire scrub

Options

  • B-Series

    A straight beam axle and wide track suspension arms provide increased lateral stiffness, delivering improved handling and safety in turns and sudden maneuvers while offering OEMs flexible floorplan options.

  • I-Series

    An independent suspension on the tag axle provides enhanced overall ride quality and stability, with a comparable weight capacity and turning angle to the B-Series.

B-SeriesI-Series
Ride QualityGoodBest
Roll StabilityGoodBest
Side to Side StabilityGoodBest
Weight Capacity (GVWR)BestBest
Turning AngleBestBest
Coach PackagingBestGood

XB – Neway Tag Axle

Neway Tag Axle

More than just an “add-on” to handle more weight, the Neway Tag Axle is designed to be integrated into the overall chassis and braking system, enhancing overall stability and providing consistent braking.

  • Additional payload capacity – up to 47,000 lb. GVWR
  • Longer floor plans – the tag axle accommodates floor plans up to 45 feet for more space and design options
  • Automatic load proportioning system – an industry first – distributes weight proportionately across all three axles to ensure a smoother, more comfortable ride and decrease tire scrub during low speed and back up
  • CAD-designed coupling plate provides superior strength in high-stress areas
  • Five-year, 100,000-mile coolant is pre-charged with SCA
  • Air-disc brakes with ABS dramatically decrease stopping distance in virtually all braking conditions, while minimizing fade during rapid or extensive application of the brakes

MB – Exhaust Brake

Engine and Exhaust Brakes

Exhaust Brake

Exhaust Brakes

Exhaust brakes offer increased brake and tire life as well as greater vehicle control by slowing the vehicle under stress conditions quickly and safely.

  • Cummins VGT (Variable Geometry Turbo)
    • Provides exhaust braking without additional add-on hardware in the exhaust system
    • Eliminates exhaust brake maintenance
    • Reduces wear on service brakes
    • Available on select Cummins engines

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S2C – Diesel Design

Diesel Design

Fuel Tank

The S2C Chassis comes with a 35-, 60-, 65- or 100-gallon rectangular steel fuel tank mounted between the rails with left- or right-hand fill for increased safety and reduced fuel stops.

Lowered Engine Position

A lowered engine position provides a flat floor in the cockpit area, enabling drivers to safely move from cockpit to passenger area without having to step over a “doghouse.”

XB – TRW

TRW Infinitely Adjustable Steering Column

TRW Steering Column

TRW Infinitely Adjustable Steering Column

This infinitely adjustable tilt-and-telescoping steering column provides the ultimate in comfort and safety for drivers of all shapes and sizes.

Features

  • Controlled by foot-lever release, so hands stay on the wheel
  • Infinite adjustment to any position
  • Increased structure with reduced lash
  • Designed for global applications
  • Available with a variety of release options
  • Double-pivot design provides smooth adjustment

XB – Instrument Cluster

Instrument Cluster

The XB gauge package includes driver’s message center, odometer, primary and secondary air pressure gauges with integral coolant temperature and oil pressure.

XB – ZF Tag

ZF Tag Suspension

10,000 – 20,000 lbs.

Thanks to its modular design, the ZF axle systems allows for tailored axle configurations, depending on the installation environment. The independent suspension allows for active or passive steering; steered axle systems increase a coach’s maneuverability, enabling much smaller turning circles and reducing tire wear, while ZF’s passive tag axle features steering dampers and pneumatically activated lock cylinders. For active rear axle steering, ZF’s RAS/RAS-EC systems are the perfect solutions.