Hi all I know a person from Strathbogie Victoria who owns a White 9000 prime mover ex Shell Melbourne that rides on Velvet Ride and swears by them as a smooooooooth riding suspension.
Ive driven a White 9000 with velvet ride bob tail and found it rough riding.But I suppose if the truck was loaded it would be smoother.
Also in the past I've purchased the velvet ride rubber bushes for a mate in Adelaide a few year's ago from the USA and paid $400.00 Australian for the pair not cheap, plus the freight cost was the same as the bushes.
Velvet ride suspensions are getting harder to find parts for as hardly any one these days uses them. Even some truck parts stores haven't heard of velvet ride. They look at you kind off stupid when you mention velvet ride.
Looks like i just found the answer to my dead axle wear in my hino at machinery time .I will just get swishy to print me up a velvet ride sticker ,and tell them its meant to move around like that ;D ;D Do you think the man in charge of the shaker will believe me???? ian.