Hydrostrut® is an external suspension solution for wheeled and tracked vehicles. The suspension unit combines both the spring and damping functions in a lightweight self-contained design which has the added advantage of having a small volume footprint. For wheeled vehicles, Hydrostrut® units can be used on trailing arm, leading arm, McPherson and wishbone arrangements. On tracked vehicles the arrangement is typically trailing arm but can also be used in a bogie arrangement.
Hydrostrut® has a progressive spring force and high capacity damper. The design can also incorporate variable height suspension, rebound end stop damping and automatic compensation for spring force changes due to environmental and unit temperature changes. Units can be supplied with a variety of end fixings depending on the suspension geometry. Vehicle weights from 4 tons 35 tons.