Air suspension is widely used on commercial and passenger vehicles, but on tractors it has been a unique Valtra feature for almost 20 years. Aires front axle suspension has previously been available as an option on T Series tractors, and now it is also being introduced on the N Series.
An air-suspended front axle responds faster to bumps than hydro-pneumatic suspension. The Aires system uses compressed air supplied by a pneumatic system that is fitted to the tractor and that can also be used for a growing number of other purposes, such as trailer braking. Air suspension also responds rapidly to even the biggest load changes, for example when using the front loader, and the compressed air system works equally well in hot or cold conditions.
Aires front-axle suspension will become available on Stage V compliant N174 models this spring and on N134 and N154 models in autumn 2019.
Hydro-pneumatic front axle suspension will continue to be available on smaller N Series models.
Aires front axle air suspension
- Ideal for front loader tasks and cold conditions.
- Same proven technology as used on the T Series.
- Supplied with a compressed air system.
- One air bellow, two shock absorbers.