The suspension uses leaf springs to cushion road shocks. The springs are mounted on saddle assemblies above
the equalizing beams and are connected at the front ends to spring hangers with spring eye pins through the spring eyes.
The rear ends of the springs have no rigid attachment to the spring hangers and are free to move forward and backward
to accommodate spring deflection.
The leaf springs have a pilot cup forged upward in the main leaf at the center bolt. This cup pilots into a cavity in
the spring top pad to ensure the correct positioning of the spring in the saddle assembly.
There are no adjustments required for alinement of the suspension. The points controlling alinement are:
The location of the spring hangers on the frame as installed by the vehicle manufacturer.
The location of the beam hangers on the axles.
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