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Sitting on air by Dunlop

4th October 1974, Page 54
4th October 1974
Page 54
Page 54, 4th October 1974 — Sitting on air by Dunlop
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A new air suspension seat, the Kestrel, relies on an air sac located at the base which the driver can inflate or deflate according to his own particular weight. A ride indicator is fitted which allows the driver to make adjustment to suit his weight, while in addition there is up to 15 degrees of backrake adjustment, cushion height and tilt control together with fore and aft movement through adjustable runners.

The Kestrel can be used in conjunction with the vehicle's air system or operated independently with its own driver-operated manual pump. The seat is damped by either a hysteresis damper or by a hydraulic unit. The seat is designed to be fitted to existing vehicles or the "new generation of more spacious cabs".

Made by Dunlop, Foleshill, Coventry CU6 4AA.


Locations: Coventry

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