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Frame, chassis, suspension, steering
Actros

Frame, chassis, suspension, steering

For an outstandingly capable, safe and relaxed driving experience.

Frame, chassis, suspension and steering – in the Actros all the elements unite to form a perfect whole. For an outstandingly capable, safe and relaxed driving experience.

The Actros has excellent roadholding and an outstandingly capable, safe driving feel: factors responsible for this include the wide, rigid frame, the innovative rear axle guide17 and the direct, sensitive steering system.

Advantages at a glance.

  • Comfortable, safe handling and a superior driving experience
  • Suspension elements for seats, cab mountings and chassis suspension all optimally tuned with one another
  • Direct steering with sensitive response for high steering precision
  • Innovative rear axle guide17 for high transverse stability and very good understeer/oversteer characteristics
  • 4-bellows air suspension for very good roll characteristics and a small roll angle
  • Rigid frame with wide track for excellent roadholding
  • High degree of body-mounting ability thanks to wide range of wheelbases, frame overhangs and end cross members

The innovative rear axle guide17 also plays a decisive role in the excellent handling: compared with a conventional wishbone, the connection points of the two trailing arms are positioned further towards the outside. This results in the best possible transverse stability, little need for corrective steering and very good understeer/oversteer characteristics.

Innovative rear axle guide. The innovative rear axle guide17 stands for high transverse stability, low roll movements, reduced need for corrective steering and very good understeer/oversteer characteristics.

All the suspension elements in the Actros are precisely tuned to one another: from the seats to the cab mountings available in three variants to the 4-bellows air suspension at the rear axle – the overall result is a high degree of suspension comfort for the workplace and a ride which helps protect both the vehicle and its cargo.

The air suspension bellows on the 4-bellows air suspension have been attached on the far outside, and in conjunction with the innovative rear axle guide17 ensure excellent roll characteristics and a small roll angle in bends.

The frame of the Actros is uncompromisingly geared to use in long-distance transport. The 834 mm wide track and the rigid design ensure good roadholding and comfortable handling. Other advantages include the 50 mm matrix of pre-drilled holes throughout as well as a large range of wheelbases, frame overhangs and end cross members.

The direct and particularly sensitive steering has speed-sensitive power assistance. This makes manoeuvring particularly straightforward, effortless and safe. And at high speeds the system supports reliable straight-ahead running and the best possible directional stability. A high level of steering accuracy and very good understeer/oversteer characteristics are further advantages which contribute to more safety and outstanding capability.