Hendrickson Steertek standard on ProStar, TranStar

Hendrickson has announced that its Steertek will be the standard front steer axle on Navistar’s International ProStar and TranStar truck models

Hendrickson has announced that its Steertek will be the standard front steer axle on Navistar’s International ProStar and TranStar truck models.

The Steertek is a fabricated axle providing up to 27 lbs. of savings compared to traditional I-beam axles while providing ride stability, the company said.

“We are pleased with International’s decision to upgrade their standard position axle to Steertek, our lightweight alternative to traditional I-beam axles” said Doug Sanford, vp & gm of Hendrickson’s Truck Systems Group. “As truck weights continue to increase, Hendrickson remains committed to reliable, weight-saving options.”

The axle’s rigid, box-shaped cross section resists horizontal, vertical and twisting forces more effectively than I-beams, Hendrickson said. It includes a two-piece knuckle assembly to simpligy kingpin bushing serviceability.

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