ContiTech has developed a heavy-duty bushing for Volvo Construction Equipment (Volvo CE) for use in particularly challenging applications. Mounted on the rear axle, it ensures optimum damping in articulated haulers of the full-suspension (FS) type.
For several years now, Volvo CE has been using elastomer bushings in this type of construction vehicle as the connecting element between the hydraulic spring strut and axle. Volvo CE approached Conti-Tech Vibration Control in order to substantially reduce maintenance work on this component. ContiTech Vibration Control acted as an engineering partner and assisted Volvo CE in developing a bushing with a much longer life than the component used to date.