Nitrogen Gas-ChargingGas-charged shocks add nitrogen to the basic hydraulic shock design to enhance performance and provide a more responsive, smoother ride. Inside a gas-charged shock, a low-pressure charge of nitrogen gas is added in the chamber above the hydraulic oil, helping to reduce fade, minimize vibrations, extend service life and, most importantly, minimize aeration of hydraulic fluid.
Gas charging minimizes hydraulic fluid aeration, which causes foaming. Aeration negatively impacts performance. The addition of nitrogen gas to the shock, compresses air bubbles in the hydraulic fluid and prevents the oil and air from mixing to create foam. By reducing aeration, the gas-charged shock is more responsive and performs better by providing consistent damping.
Consider the Cost of Worn Shocks
Worn shock absorbers are not only uncomfortable, they can also impact safety, lead to truck downtime and increase operational expense.
Monroe® Safety Triangle™
The Safety Triangle inspection checks critical interconnected system components that control steering, stopping and stability.
Signs Your Commercial Vehicle Needs New Shocks
Service providers follow strict guidelines to determine the condition of commercial vehicle shock absorbers. Shock absorbers should be routinely inspected by a qualified service provider.
Tire Wear Indicators
Understanding the cause of wear pattern can save money on tier costs and preserve safety.
What Do Shock Absorbers Do?
Commercial vehicle operations may be unaware of gradual shock wear over time. Shocks should be routinely inspected and tested by a service provider as part of scheduled truck maintenance.
Why Shock Absorbers Wear Out
Commercial vehicle operators may be unaware of gradual shock wear over time. Shocks should be routinely inspected and tested by a service provider as part of scheduled truck maintenance.