Trucks and buses require torque rods for safe axle guidance - also known as axle guiding control arms, wishbones or axle struts. These parts connect the axle longitudinally, transversely or diagonally with the vehicle frame.
The precision products from LEMFÖRDER always guarantee accurate axle guidance due to their design. This contributes to the reduction of tire wear.
Due to design optimization, such as the use of casting technology, LEMFÖRDER has been able to successfully reduce the weight of torque rods for commercial vehicles thanks to continuous development work. Of course, without neglecting the most important factor that applies to all chassis components: safety.
LEMFÖRDER V-links for commercial vehicles, trucks and buses – also known as wishbones or v-rods – are maintenance-free and robust. The new developped weight-reduced versions allow higher payloads for commercial vehicles.
LEMFÖRDER wishbones for trucks and buses accomplish the absorption of longitudinal and lateral forces and, in conjunction with trailing arms and axle struts, take on all axis control tasks.
A key component to maintaining a vehicle’s stability on a curve incline or driving on uneven surfaces is the cohesive and reliable interaction of all chassis components. LEMFÖRDER stabilizer links, also known as sway bar links, transmit forces between the chassis and bodywork and ensure maximum driving comfort at all times.
Repair Kit for Plan and Molecular Bearings (torque rod)
Comfort, safety and service life are increasingly important aspects concerning the chassis. In terms of design, torque rods are developed with plain bearings or molecular bearings. For the event of damage – caused for example through wear – we offer complete repair kits that enable a repair at costs which reflect the current market value.
With the LEMFÖRDER repair kit, the workshop obtains all genuine parts in a single package with all required components. This enables a fast and inexpensive service.
The Control Arm for City Buses and Coaches
An optimally adjusted wheel suspension or wheel guidance equals ride comfort for the driver and passengers. Furthermore, the independent suspension makes it possible to have the middle area of the bus, and consequently, the entry height much lower. The control arm plays a huge role when it comes to this type of separate wheel suspension. It connects the vehicle body with the wheel via joints and therefore has a decisive influence on the drivability when cornering, accelerating, and braking. Alternative manufacturing methods and materials such as aluminum reduce its weight and aid in saving resources.
With the innovative LEMFÖRDER RL 75 E and RL 85 E front axle systems for coaches, two systems based on the double wishbone principle are available that cover the entire range of full-size buses.
The Supporting Joint
As part of the wheel suspension or wheel guidance, this LEMFÖRDER suspension joint transfers the radial guiding forces to the wheel as well as the axial spring and damping forces. It ensures easy maneuverability and increased ride comfort.
Supporting joints are wearing parts and should therefore be regularly checked after a certain mileage. After all, they support the weight of the vehicle and ensure stable road holding, which is an important aspect with city buses and coaches.