Thanks to advances in engine technology, the trucks of today are boasting some incredible tow ratings. Unfortunately these ratings don’t always transfer into real-world applications. When it comes to supporting the trailer’s load, or at least do so safely, Air Lift builds a number of different airbag systems to help you tow safely and comfortably.
Most recently Air Lift has created a “hands-off” air-spring system, and Andrew James was happy to explain about their newest product, a magnetic height sensing system. “These magnetic systems are very similar to the units found on vehicles equipped with this technology from the factory. One sensor connects to the frame and the other to your axle, and they can detect the break in plane [signaling incorrect ride height].”
The sensors also have the ability to detect when the bags are overfilled for the load. For example, should you unload your car and then move your trailer, the system will release air, restoring it to the proper ride height.
“The only way you can kill an air spring is by running it without any pressure and subsequently adding a load which causes it to bottom out,” said James. We now offer an air-spring with an internal bumper which will prevent this potential damage.”
This seems like a great idea as many of us currently using air-springs, know how easy it is to forget to air up the bags when trying to get ready to leave for your next race.
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