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    Does anyone have any experience with the traction control and stabilization control systems that are now offered by Meritor or any other vendor? We are currently building a new pumper and Seagrave is advising us that this is now an NFPA requirement. I would like some feed back from anyone that has experience driving with this system and any maintenance issues that they may be having.


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    I had at least one occasion a few years ago where I had our Toyne/Spartan stuck in some pretty deep snow. By rocking back and forth and letting the traction control do its job, I was able to get out without any outside (i.e., tow truck) assistance.

    Again, we have roll stabilty control (RSC as opposed to electronic stablity control or ESC). I had a complaint from one (leadfoot) driver that the truck slowed down on him going around a turn and he couldn't get it to go faster. Turns out that the RSC was doing just what it was being paid to do, keep him from rolling the truck over.

    I don't know about stability control being in NFPA, but it is upcoming in D.O.T. if it isn't already here.

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    Thanks for the input. Any additional maintenance issues?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Engineer425 View Post
    Thanks for the input. Any additional maintenance issues?
    None that I know of. The traction control is a function of the ABS. The roll stability control has a sensor which gives a signal to the electronic throttle to let up, and even to apply the brakes. Neither system has any maintainable parts that I'm aware of.

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    Much Appreciated.

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    Just make sure you keep the air brake dryer serviced. The modulator valves don't like water at all. especially when its below freezing.

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