Morryde CRE 3000 Suspension Issues Explained

In this brief article we are going to discuss the different Morryde CRE 3000 Suspension problems, what the causes are, and Troubleshooting Tips.

What are the most common Morryde CRE 3000 suspension issues? 

The most common Morryde CRE 3000 suspension issues are:

  • Shackle breakage
  • Leaf Spring breakage
  • Balancer Rubber Tearing

Morryde Trailer Suspension Products

Morryde Trailer Suspension are aftermarket solutions for axles and suspensions of Trailers

The main feature of Morryde is in the use of Rubber buffers that serve to damp out High-frequency vibrational inputs to the trailer body. The Tandem axle suspension products provide a more robust solution as compared to the rest of the aftermarket products using thicker gauge metal for brackets.

Different Trailer Suspension Products of Morryde

Independent Suspension 

The Independent suspension works with an individual axle. Instead of leaf or coil springs, it incorporates a Rubber Shear Spring about which the axle rotates, providing a soft and damped ride quality.

Tandem Axle Suspension

The CRE 3000 and the SRE 4000 are products that work in conjunction with the leaf spring suspension and effectively balance loads between the forward and rearward axles with the help of an Equalizer that has rubber buffers incorporated within.

The CRE 3000 provides 3” of leaf hinge travel (which is apart from the leaf spring’s own deflection under load). The CRE 3000 Balancer bracket comes with Rubber Inserts. The load balancing action of the leaf Spring is also shared by the rubber inserts.

Equalizer Shackle Breakage

  • Some tandem axles have a Load-Balancer Bracket or Equalizer, which transfers the weight between the two axles
  • In salty and moist conditions, this is prone to rusting and, in some extreme cases, disintegration
  • Apart from corrosion, the hinge-pin connecting the leaf spring to the balancer can sometimes seize due to lack of lubrication 
  • In most branded axle products, the spares would be available for a replacement
  • The Remedy for Shackle failure is to use “Wet” hinge pins to connect the leaf spring to the lead balancer
  • The serviceable pin comes with a grease nipple that can be regularly greased

Leaf Spring Failure

  • This happens with the heavy duty CRE3000 or the SRE 4000 as well
  • Overloading could be one factor that led to this failure
  • More often than not, the regular servicing and lubrication of leaf springs, especially semi elliptic, must be done as a routine
  • One more reason for this failure is that in the CRE 3000, if the load balancer/equalizer hinge is not smoothly rotating, it will lock the spring and tend to transfer more load to one spring. The resulting excess load could lead to the leaf spring failure
  • Leaf Spring manufacturers also do experience variations in quality. There are good chances that the leaf spring that broke was part of a defective batch

Conclusion

In this brief article we have discussed the different Morryde CRE 3000 Suspension problems, what the causes are, and Troubleshooting Tips.

In case of any questions or queries, please feel free to ask.

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