XB Wheel Base
- Wheel Base Range: 160″ – 276″
- Any length wheelbase within range
Automatically drain moisture from the air tanks every day, so you don’t have to pull tank lanyards.
The state-of-the-art Bendix® air disc braking system delivers the ultimate in safety and reliability. You will feel especially secure when descending hills and steep mountain grades. When your foot applies the brakes, they will perform as expected, and you will be in complete command of your bus.
Meritor Q Plus brakes are designed to provide uniform wear and consistent performance through optimized lining geometry, patented quick-change shoes and advanced friction material. Parts commonality among steer, drive and trailer axle brakes ensure availability to keep you on the road. For more information, take a look at the Meritor website.
The 23,000lb X-Ride suspension brings a new level of design, technology, and capability to the world of commercial bus chassis. Unlike any other suspension on the market, the X-Ride – offered exclusively on the XB series chassis from FCCC – combines two superior design elements: a four-point link and a four-bag suspension.
Individually, these elements offer commercial bus operators great functionality and flexibility. Together, they offer a higher capacity for mid-size coaches and form the foundation of the X-Ride suspension from FCCC.
The X-Ride’s 4-point link integrates the separate functions previously performed by the trackbar and the stabilizer bar. As a result, the X-Ride fulfills all of the familiar roll-stabilization requirements, including axle control even in extreme driving conditions, leading to increased ground clearance and decreased overall system weight.
In addition, the X-Ride’s 4-point link significantly improves vehicle safety over the performance range and life of the chassis while offering simplified and streamlined operation.
The most significant advantage presented by the rear axle system of the X-Ride and its 4-bag suspension is significant weight reduction, allowing for increased passenger capacity. The total axle system weight, including all suspension elements, has been reduced to less than 2,200lbs total – without compromising ride quality and durability.
The reduction in unsprung mass ultimately results in improved ride comfort. The reduced pinion standout allows longer prop shafts to be used, thereby reducing the articulation angles of the suspension’s U-joints. This, in turn, reduces the noise level from the suspension while an overall wide stance produces better balance, stability and performance, as well as improved longevity of the driveline.
By maintaining a constant driveline angle and isolating driver and passengers from the harshest bumps and road conditions, the Neway ADL Suspension provides a comfortable ride day-in and day-out.
Meritor’s proven designs are combined with high-strength engineered materials to provide excellent performance and durability.