7 Critical Questions When Choosing a Suspension System

Simons, JoAnne
October 2004
Fire Chief;Oct2004, Vol. 48 Issue 10, p78
Trade Publication
Provides considerations in the selection of a suspension system for fire vehicles. Ride quality; Weight equalization; Roll stability.


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