Solutions by Industry
Heavy Truck Rubber Solutions
To develop solutions that are cost-effective, yet meet precise quality standards and requirements calls for ingenuity and perseverance – qualities our team proudly possesses.
Midwest Rubber provides sealing, isolation, and noise, vibration and harshness (NVH) products to the heavy truck and bus industry. Loud noise and vibration, when not managed, place strain on critical equipment and are extremely disruptive, both to the occupants of the vehicles, as well as anyone they are passing on the road. Our boots, steering column shrouds, and isolators address challenges with acoustics, performance, durability, productivity, and operator well-being. Midwest Rubber has years of experience and a successful track record identifying, analyzing and solving problems with NVH in the heavy truck field. We continue to evolve our solutions to meet the needs of the industry. This is why we are able to proudly serve companies like Freightliner, Spartan Motors, Oshkosh Truck, International Truck, Bluebird Bus, Volvo, and Monaco Coach.Contact Us
Clutch Lever Boot >
Our heavy truck customer discovered that the clutch lever boot we’d been manufacturing for them for years did not fit their new model, so they asked us for a redesign. We determined a boot would no longer work, and suggested a boot cover instead. The product we developed addressed the customer’s existing problem and would also accommodate future model variations.
Engine Tube Isolators >
Our heavy duty engine customer came to us for a bracket that could withstand high heat and was easy to use. We developed a engine tube isolators that met their needs. Made of silicone, it could stand up to extreme temperature, and its unique design helped limit error during the assembly process.
Gear Shift Boot >
Our customer came to us seeking a gear shift boot that was very flexible and could muffle extremely high sound volume for their truck operators. We chose elastomeric materials for their durability, flexibility, and heavy-duty sound-reduction quality. The resulting gear shift boot not only met the customer’s needs, but it looked good, too!
Steering Column Shroud >
Our customers often come to us when they need a mystery solved. A heavy truck OEM asked us to uncover the source of the quality inconsistencies in their steering column shrouds. We analyzed the materials and manufacturing process, identified the issues, and presented a permanent solution to the problem.
Why Midwest Rubber?
We can promise that our products perform better and longer than our competition. How? We test each and every design in-house, making sure it can withstand daily wear and tear for years to come. We will also assist in the design process when needed, providing guidance so you receive the best solution possible. Quantifying and testing our solutions ensures that our customers are guaranteed the best results.Durability