ZF offers the driven axle up to a complete system including air springs, dampers, and radius rods. The wheel heads of the AV 133 equipped with low-maintenance hub units (compact bearings) also reduce the time to replace brake disks. Altogether, the axle system weight is below 1000 kilograms. Specially ground bevel gears ensure quiet running and minimal noise. The wide range of ratios also covers electric drive concepts such as trolley and hybrid drives.
The lowered, weight optimized axle housing and the laterally positioned differential create additional space for a step-free center aisle.
Wear part compatibility with AV components constitutes a major advantage for OEMs and operators in terms of servicing and cost-effectiveness.