Zatrieb, J. and Kasler, R., "New Generation of Hydro-Pneumatic Suspension Systems with Adaptive Damping," SAE Technical Paper 2012-36-0016, 2012, doi:10.4271/2012-36-0016.
Higher demands on driving safety and comfort of vehicles of all types require that the machine manufacturers and development partners respond to these needs via a new form of partnership based cooperation. As development partner, WEBER-HYDRAULIK GmbH contributes its entire system competence to the implementation of hydraulic systems.Just a few months ago, the market launch of a new generation of vehicles for plant protection (Challenger - RoGator 600 Series) took place. Apart from other highlights (four wheel steering, track-width adjustment) the sprayers were equipped with a revolutionary suspension system developed in cooperation with WEBER-HYDRAULIK Group. Some of the special features of the solution are: independent wheel suspension,working height, level and slope controladaptive damping characteristics for highest comfortanti-roll and pitch avoidance system.The article will present the suspension system, its function and first results of the field tests.