Solutions by Industry
Rubber Solutions for Heavy Trucks
Rubber is one of the best materials available to make truck and bus components more durable, and we have decades of experience with it.
One of the greatest difficulties in the heavy duty truck and bus industry is NVH – noise, vibration and harshness. NVH places additional strain on a vehicle’s components, which prematurely wears these parts down while creating a disruptive, unpleasant experience for occupants. Anyone on the road who passes by the vehicle can be equally affected by its NVH.
Midwest Rubber continues to be the leader in addressing automotive NVH by providing durable, reliable solutions that have been proven to help with acoustics and performance. For decades, we’ve been producing boots, steering column shrouds, and isolators that reduce NVH and render a better environment for operators of buses and heavy duty trucks. In turn, this allows for superior productivity and efficiency for our customers.
At Midwest Rubber, we’re focused on building cost-effective, custom solutions. When our clients approach us with a problem like NVH, we are dedicated to finding the best possible answer that meets their needs and industry standards. Our reliability is one of the qualities that has helped us become the preferred choice for 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