West Midlands Ambulance Service was finding that the suspension bushes in its fleet of Fiat Ducato ambulances were suffering from premature wear. Given the importance of these vehicles being available and on the road, it was vital that repairs did not incur too much workshop time.
As the suspension bushes were not available separately, WMAS was suffering from lower vehicle capacity and downtime. Because the original fix involved replacing the full anti-roll bar and spring on a regular basis, the issue was also incurring high costs.
By designing specific bushes for the vehicles’ leaf springs and anti-roll bars, Polybush provided a cost-effective solution that kept these emergency vehicles on the road, and reduced repair costs by over £700 per vehicle on parts alone.
As a result of this successful fix, WMAS is now commissioning Polybush to provide new bushes for its fleet.