Raydan Manufacturing Inc. announced today, April 16, that its eastern and western manufacturing plants have been approved to have GM medium-duty trucks ship-thru these facilities to install the Link UltraRide rear air suspension for GM dealers. Raydan’s Air Link rear air-ride suspension also has been approved for installation on the 8500 series tandem trucks on a ship-thru basis.
“Raydan has been working closely with GM to establish a ship-thru relationship,” says Ray English, president and chief executive officer of Edmonton, Alberta-based Raydan. “Raydan’s goals included expansion into eastern Canada, Canadian distribution rights for the Link UltraRide suspension, and NSM registration with Transport Canada. Achieving these goals contributed to receiving ship-thru status.”
By offering an air-ride suspension to their customers, GM says it adds value to their fleet of trucks. As an authorized ship-thru facility, Raydan says it ensures that all GM vehicles are upfitted consistently to GM’s high quality standards.
The UltraRide is a complete rear air suspension system designed to improve the comfort and stability of light- and medium-duty trucks in most conditions, including heavy loads and severe driving. It is a total conversion to air spring suspension that replaces the standard leaf spring suspension system. Emergency service vehicles, buses and recreational vehicles all benefit from the UltraRide suspension, according to Raydan.
Raydan’s patented Air Link suspension will be available on a ship-thru basis into GMs 8500 series of tandem axle trucks. The combination of air-ride and walking beam technology is designed to offer high roll stability, lower maintenance costs, reduced impact damage and a smooth ride.