A growing range of versatile utes popular throughout Australia are benefitting from Airbag Man’s rear leaf spring air helper kits for safer load carrying, towing, braking and vehicle stability.
These workhorse single and dual-cab types often double as worksite warrior and weekend wanderers, carrying and towing loads as diverse as tanks, tradesmen’s kit, building materials during the week, then caravans and boats over the weekends or holidays.
An example of the versatile ute breed is the Ford Ranger line-up, for which air suspension kits have specifically engineered for both 2WD & 4WD by Airbag Man featuring heavy duty Firestone airbags located between the vehicle’s chassis and the axle / leaf spring. Airbag Man products are distributed throughout NSW by All Air Suspension, which can provide Airbag Man contacts for all States and Territories.
The airbags used in the Airbag Man kits are used for front-to-rear and side-to-side levelling control of a vehicle. They enable it to “level up” when carrying heavy, uneven loads and when towing trailers, caravans and boats. Users can adjust the airbags for varying loads and road conditions by simply inflating or deflating them, just like inflating or deflating a tyre. Airbag Man also offer a wide range of airbag inflation options.
These durable Firestone air springs – identical in construction to the rugged but supremely smooth riding Firestone air springs used in semi-trailer suspensions – allow users to maintain correct vehicle ride height under varying conditions and diverse road surfaces, with enhanced steering and braking stability as a result. There is also less wear and tear on the vehicle from twisting and flexing under load.
“By installing Airbag Man Suspension on utes such as the Ford Ranger, users can take advantage of a host of features and benefits,” says All Air Suspension’s General Manager, Mr James Maslin. These include adjustable levelling control; eliminating spring sag; promoting safer load carrying, better braking, improved steering and handling; stabilising of body roll; prevention of bottoming out; excellent ride quality; reduced tyre wear and lower maintenance costs.
“The kits have benefits when the vehicle is loaded or empty, towing or not towing, because the air pressure takes the strain off existing metal springs, preventing sagging and helping them to last longer,” says Mr Maslin.
All Air Suspension has solutions for both leaf spring and coil springs vehicles, including Leaf Helper kit (left) and High-Pressure Coil Rite kit (right). The air springs do not increase the vehicle’s load capacity – they are designed to optimise the performance, within the vehicle’s limitations. Users should not exceed the Gross Vehicle Mass (GVM).
About All Air Suspension
All Air Suspension are Airbag Man’s NSW appointed distributors. All Air’s experienced team will suggest the optimal air suspension solution for any towing or suspension problem, including.
Air suspension kits for leaf springs, designed to fit between a vehicles chassis and the axle or leaf spring to provide levelling control, front-to-rear and side-to-side, when a vehicle is under load. The heavy duty double convoluted airbags are a two ply, reinforced rubber bellows.
Air suspension kits for coil springs, designed to fit inside existing coil springs to provide levelling control to a vehicle when under load. These airbags are made of durable polyurethane, providing years of comfort and stability to a vehicle. High pressure sleeve kits are also available.
Air Control Kits – in addition to the inflation valve facility that comes standard in all Air Suspension Kits, Airbag Man has a large range of complementary On-Board and wireless Air Control kits and components including compressors, portable compressors, tanks, gauges, switches, valves, fittings, tubing and more, that allows greater convenience for inflation and deflation of airbags via portable or on-board air supplies and air controls.