Product Overview

The compressible fluid struts use a high-performance silicone fluid, which due to it’s molecular structure is more compressible than traditional hydraulic oils. Robust environmental seals make the compressible fluid struts a sealed module suitable for robust environments.

Acquired by Horstman in 2010 from Davis Technologies, compressible fluid struts are designed to augment the spring load of the vehicle from the strut. This allows the vehicle designer to overcome the spring packaging constraints thereby allowing greater vehicle payloads.

Proven in Airport Rescue and Fire Fighting (ARFF), mining, wildland fire fighting and cash-in-transit applications, Horstman has continuously upgraded compressible fluid struts with the latest sealing technology to improve vehicle stability and crew comfort.

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FeatureBenefit
Combines spring and damping in single deviceAllows additional payload to be added to the vehicle when used with current springs
Bolt-in solution for increased load carrying capacityWell suited for vehicles with limited spring packaging space and high spring loads; allows for extremely high capacity loads 
Improves vehicle stability and ride qualityReduce losses caused by vehicle rollover and lowers occupant fatigue
Reliable product with long operating lifeReduces fleet operating costs due to low operating costs and long product life
Wheeled Application Tracked Application
ATV
CAV
Tactical
Towed
6x6 8x8
Mining
Agri
<24T
25-35T
Special
36-90T

Options

  • Used as a single stand-alone strut or combined with a spring
  • Used with a wide variety of coil, leaf or torsion bar springs

Accessories

  • Reinforced mounting brackets designed to carry increased loads