Volvo — T-Ride


Volvo — T-Ride

Description

This suspension is for both on-highway and off-highway applications. It features a parabolic tapered spring pack that is upside-down and mounted outside the frame rails.

There is a cushion that sits on each axle that is bolted to the end of each spring to absorb shock and vibration. Four lower torque rods control braking and acceleration forces. These suspensions are popular on waste haulers.

Fast Facts

Volvo — T-Ride
Type On-highway and off-highway applications. Parabolic tapered spring pack that is upside-down and mounted outside the frame rails
Features Parabolic tapered spring pack that is upside-down and mounted outside the frame rails
Problem Areas OE load spring transfers shock and vibration into the spring or frame.
ATRO Solutions ATRO load springs, v-rods, torque rods, and torque rod bushings.

 Tech Tips and Additional Resources

ATRO offers a full complement of load springs, V-rods, torque rods and torque rod bushings. Unlike the OE, ATRO also offers rebush kits for the V-rods. Polyurethane bushings (and kits) provide chemical resistance and better wear/abrasion resistance than rubber allowing for extended bushing life.

  • LP96-24657 – ATRO’s load spring with proprietary poly specifically formulated to absorb shock and dampen vibration rather than transferring it into the spring or frame
  • V-Rod Assemby – TR96-44004 (OE# 20367004) for most applications, and TR96-44829 (OE# 3172829), the original OE design. Both are pre-bushed with TH96-22200 at the apex and TS96-22600 (for V-rod TR96-44004) and TS96-22286 (for V-rod TR96-44829) end bushings.
  • Lower torque rods
    • TR96-49046 – fixed length rod, 22 5/8” c-c with rotating pins, snap rings
    • TR96-45568 – adjustable rod, rotating pins, snap rings
  • Replacement bushings for rebushing V-rods and lower torque rods
    • ATRO’s TH96-22200 apex bushing - uses a low friction, high abrasion and wear resistant polyurethane. Fits ATRO V-rods TR96-44004 and TR96-44829.
    • TS96-22600 – end bushing; fits ATRO V-rod TR96-44004 (and OE or others V-rods) and has split outer sleeve to conform to inconsistent eye sizes
    • TS96-22286 – end bushing; fits ATRO V-rod TR96-44829 (and OE or others V-rods) and has split outer sleeve to conform to inconsistent eye sizes
    • TS96-22700 – for all lower rod positions, fits both fixed and adjustable
    • All ATRO torque rod bushings and V-rod end bushings for the T-Ride have rotating pins for easy installation and elimination of torsional stress, crimped outer sleeves, chemical bond to outer sleeves and snap rings

Torque specs (unless otherwise specified by OE)

Torque Specs
Lower Torque Rod Bolt Nuts to Saddle Bracket 162 +/- 26 FT-LB
Lower Torque Rod Bolt Nuts to Axle Bracket 236 +/- 37 FT-LB
V-Rod Nuts to Axle Housing 228 +/- 37 FT-LB
V-Rod Bolts to Chassis Bracket 236 +/- 37 FT-LB
Spring Bolts M14 to Axle Housing, Volvo Axles 108 +/- 18 FT-LB
Spring Bolts M14 to Axle Housing, Rockwell/Eaton Axles 148 +/- 22 FT-LB

 Wear Items

  • Torque rods (V-rods and lower torque rods), particularly the V-rod’s apex bushing
  • Load cushions

 Key Parts

ATRO Pivot Busing TH96-22200
Pivot Bushing

TH96-22200

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ATRO V-Rod End Bushing TS96-22600
V-Rod End Bushing

TS96-22600
TS96-22268

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ATRO Torque Rod Straddle Bushing TS96-22700
Torque Rod Straddle Bushing

TS96-22700

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Details

Volvo T-Ride suspension details
Volvo T-Ride

Suspension details showing springs and lower torque rods.