Hendrickson now offers a Vantraax trailer suspension specifically for heavy-duty, over-the-road box vans and refrigerated vans. Model HKANT-46K is a 46,000-lb.-capacity tapered beam configuration. Using its Advanced Axle/Beam Technology (AXT), which combines tapered-beam and large-diameter axle (LDA) technologies, Hendrickson says it has decreased the weight on this system by 125 lb., while also increasing strength. www.hendrickson-intl.com
A new trailer stand from Rite-Hite Aftermarket Corp. is designed to prevent trailer landing gear collapse and trailer up-ending, or tip-over. The TS-2000 supports a static load capacity of 100,000 lb., according to Rite-Hite. For solid support, a 6 in. × 30 in. top plate fits directly under the nose of spotted trailers. The stand has dual positioning handles and solid rubber tires. Call 1-80-456-0600 or email [email protected]
Sloan Transportation Products is now offering Spanish-language versions of its Gladhands and Coiled Air catalogs, as well as the company's corporate brochure. For copies of the brochures, call 1-800-336-7778, email [email protected] or go to www.sloanstrans.com
TSE Brake Inc. has announced that its TSE brake chambers are now standard on all ArvinMeritor trailer axle brake products in North America requiring air brake actuators. In addition to the TSE Omnibrake for trailer axle products, ArvinMeritor also offers axle products that use TSE's high output spring brake technology (HOT). According to TSE, although the new brake actuator system is smaller in size than the Omnibrake air chamber system, it provides higher parking brake force. www.tsebrakes.com
International Truck and Engine Corp. is buying Workhorse Custom Chassis and Uptime Parts, both subsidiaries of the GVW Holdings Corp. The companies expect to finalize the deal by early fall. International plans to operate the businesses as independent wholly owned subsidiaries. GVW will retain its Autocar and Union City Body Co. subsidiaries.
Updates to the ConMet web site, www.conmet.com, include an online newsletter (The ConMet Connection), news sections and improved navigation. The site continues to offer downloadable brochures, catalogs and service manuals in pdf format; an online catalog; descriptions of all ConMet products, and links to industry-related sites.
East Mfg. has launched a re-designed its web site, www.eastmfg.com. The site contains information on the company's aluminum flatbed, dump and transfer trailers, as well as parts, accessories and used equipment. New on the site is online warranty registration and an accessories dealer locator.