BPW shows off upgraded trailer suspension and braking products

Colin Barnett
April 29, 2019

BPW (3D40) has brought updated versions of its trailer suspension and braking products to the CV Show.

Its latest axle is the ECO Air, which features the same modular construction as its predecessor, the ECO Air Compact HD, which dates back to 2012. The new version reduces maintenance costs by allowing replacement of individual elements as required, rather than the whole assembly.

A new feature is a laser-cut process which gives a three-dimensional surface, allowing the suspension members to be fitted to a round axle beam for the first time, giving a more positive location with a lower clamping force. The axle can fitted with disc or drum brakes, and is suitable for on-road and limited off-road operation.

BPW’s latest disc brake is the ECO Disc TS2, an evolution of the original Eco Disc, which retains the same robustness with reduced weight, thanks to a reduced number of components. In most applications, the disc can be replaced without removing the calliper. The combined weight saving of these two new components is 27kg on a tri-axle trailer.

Meanwhile, BPW is expanding the range of products and services offered by its group member companies. Its Hestal subsidiary, which specialises in trailer body equipment, is launching its CargoMaster system (pictured), developed to appeal to pallet network and automotive component delivery operators. It ensures that traditional ratchet straps are accessible and handled in a safe manner. A second BPW company, idem telematics, is showing a temperature tracking and monitoring system suitable for the pharmaceutical sector.

About the Author


Colin Barnett

Colin Barnett has been involved in the road transport industry since becoming an apprentice truck mechanic in the early seventies. The end of 2022 will see him complete 25 years with Commercial Motor, with a secondment as editor of sister title Truck & Driver along the way. Today, as technical editor, he is witnessing at first hand the greatest changes in heavy goods vehicles since they replaced horses.

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