Future Cargo Vehicle

Davis Systems International and ARVIN MERITOR teamed to provide the truly unique independent suspension system for Multi–Drive’s Future Cargo Vehicle FCV. DSI replaced the standard Coil over Shock units which have a combined weight of approximately 127kg each corner with DSI ride struts weighing just
67kg per unit which drastically reduced corner weight and unsprung weight. These lighter ride struts and
have a unique Dual Rate spring force that provides the same greatly improved mobility and roll stability
for the vehicle (laden or unladen). This system has two modes of operation; In Auto mode, the
performance of the vehicle was further enhanced by the addition of dynamic ride height control for
uniform ride height regardless of load.

The DSI system takes this leveling function a step further with the option of supplemental low bandwidth active control for the vehicle. In situations where more roll control is need ed, the ride struts can become low bandwidth active actuators with the assistance of the computerized pressure control system and control software, further increasing ride and performance characteristics parity between the fully laden and unladen vehicle. In Manual Mode, using the suspension control pendant, the driver can raise, lower, tilt or kneel the vehicle for routine cargo loading/unloading and service operations like tire changing. In manual mode the vehicle can be operated in either unladen or laden condition to simplify transport loading, raise vehicle to enhance mine protection, or tilted to increase side slope capability.

Call or email today to find out how your project can enjoy less weight, less space required all while gaining increased performance and improved economics.

Davis Systems International
15711 Regal Hill Circle - Dallas, TX 75248

Leo Davis   214.493.1600  ldavisdavissystems@att.net

Gary Stecklein   713-301-8979  gsteckleindavissystems@att.net

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