You’ve heard the saying, “Necessity is the mother of invention,” right? If that’s true, then the birth of the Silent Ride was inevitable.
Why Silent Ride?
For the longest time, a gap existed between the affordable trailer suspensions like leaf and torsion axle, and the more-expensive air ride. However, if air ride wasn’t an option for you, you had to accept the alternative: The cheaper and less-cheerful ride of torsion axle.
Clearly, there weren’t enough options.
Here at Timbren we asked ourselves: How can we provide an alternative suspension that rides like air but without the cost?
We believe that the Silent Ride suspension fills that gap. This simple, cost-effective trailer suspension outperforms rubber torsion, while providing ride quality similar to air!
Its unique design of metal and rubber is nothing short of genius. The combination of a metal control arm and 2 Aeon® rubber springs creates a suspension that rides smoothly and stands up under the most challenging conditions.
Up until now, single-axle suspension capacities have ranged between 2000 – 7,000 lb.
The new single axle 8K Silent Ride suspension delivers the same advantages as the earlier 7K with a number of added benefits:
Low ride height
By using 6” drop axles, the ride height remains less than 15” clearance from frame to ground. This gives you a low center of gravity, improved stability not to mention easy loading and unloading.
Axle seats are bolt-on giving you more options for choosing an axle. You also have more choice regarding tires, hubs and brakes.
Aeon® rubber spring technology provides a better ride and absorbs road shock. Like all Timbren products, the Silent Ride suspension is virtually maintenance free.
If you want your trailer suspension to have an air-like ride but with a conventional price tag, then your logical choice is Timbren’s Silent Ride.