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The new light-weight A-chassis – more payload, more recreation

21.08.2016 | Pressemitteilungen

For many years now, BPW has concerned itself with reducing the weight of the utilised components. This year, one of the BPW highlights is the new trend-setting milestone in light-weight construction - the A-chassis.

The chassis is a completely new construction. This A-shape has an improved acceptance of lateral forces so there is no need for transverse beams, which has a positive influence on the unladen weight. In this way, the weight of the chassis on its own was reduced by up to 20 % !

Last year BPW already presented a chassis made high-tensile steel. The new A-chassis are also fabricated from high tensile steels. As a result, the wall thicknesses can be reduced.

The particular benefit for the customer is the increased load capacity of his caravan. A further advantage is that possibly better equipped series can be drawn with the same towing vehicle.

Within the framework of the development, widespread benchmark tests have been carried out. The BPW development team had set itself the target of achieving 100,000 km on a commercial vehicle test track. This target was successfully met.

Currently, the A-chassis as single axle versions are available in the weight class up to 1,500 kg gross vehicle weight. They are therefore in the weight classes where the unladen weight and payload are particularly critical. Convince yourself of this innovation and visit us on the BPW stand, where these chassis are presented. Furthermore, you can find our A-chassis also on the Knaus Tabbert stand, where it is exclusively fitted to the Knaus Travelino.

In the future, BPW will continue to work on reducing the weight of the suspension components in order to achieve further advantages for the customer.

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