New SumoSprings Applications for Popular Ford Ambulance

"Airless Airbags" will improve patient experience

 

 
 
 

| Monday, April 28, 2014


Carpinteria, CA SuperSprings International has designed new SumoSprings applications to address the unique needs of Type III ambulances. The SumoSprings “airless airbags” can be mounted to the front and rear suspensions of the Ford E-Series Cutaway, a popular platform found in many emergency vehicle fleets. 

“An ambulance’s ride must be as stable as possible to provide patient comfort and suitable working conditions for the technicians,” explains Mike Visser, president of SuperSprings International. “Plus, ambulances are always loaded with equipment, unlike pickup trucks or passenger vans that may only require extra support on certain occasions. We conducted extensive testing to determine which SumoSprings densities would provide the best ride under a consistent load.”

SumoSprings are manufactured from a proprietary microcellular urethane and bolt directly to the vehicle frame. They fill the gaps left by short factory bump stops, improving ride on rough roads. They are completely maintenance-free and will never sag due to a leak, offering a “fit-it-and-forget-it” solution. SumoSprings can be compressed by 80 percent of their original height with full memory rebound, delivering better performance than competing rubber products.

Two new applications – one for the front suspension and one for the rear – were developed for the E-Series Cutaway. The front SumoSprings (P/N SSF-106) fit any E-350 or E-450 Cutaway chassis built from 1996 to present. The rear SumoSprings (P/N SSR-106) utilize brackets designed to provide a factory-like fit on 2001 to present models.

Each version is available in different densities designed to suit any need. SuperSprings representatives can be reached at (866) 898-0720 to help determine which density will work best based on vehicle setup and intended use.

“With both the front and rear suspensions equipped with SumoSprings, you will experience less side-to-side body roll and eliminate harsh bottoming-out, which significantly improves the patient experience,” says Visser.

All SumoSprings are manufactured in the U.S.A. For more information about SumoSprings or any of the other suspension-enhancing products available from SuperSprings International, visit www.supersprings.com or call (866) 898-0720.

About SuperSprings International

SuperSprings International produces a full line of suspension-enhancing products for load-carrying vehicles. The company was founded in 1996 to manufacture the original SuperSpring self-adjusting leaf suspension stabilizer, and later expanded to include microcellular urethane components. The urethane is utilized in SumoSprings “airless airbags” and SuperSway-Stops. SuperSprings International is based in Carpinteria, Calif. It is a member of the Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) and the NTEA.

 

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