New Bushing for Construction Vehicles

A new heavy-duty bushing from ContiTech withstands even the most challenging conditions.

New Bushing for Construction Vehicles
Less deformation with the same rigidity: The ContiTech bushing lives up to these requirements.

Heavy transportation loads and uneven terrain: Components in construction vehicles have to withstand the most extreme conditions. 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 ContiTech 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.

New Bushing for Construction Vehicles
ContiTech has developed a hydraulic bushing for the full-suspension type of articulated hauler, which can withstand particularly challenging conditions on construction sites.
Photo: Volvo CE