LOUISVILLE, KY. Watson & Chalin revealed its new SL-2065 TRU-TRACK-- a 20,000-lb capacity self-steering axle and lift-suspension system—and introduced its own line of trailer axles here at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
The company said the SL-2065 weighs 1,327 lbs and “maintains the durability and features of the TRU-TRACK family by delivering outstanding maneuverability with an industry-leading 25-degree wheel cut. “ The system is compatible with 445/65R22.5 tires and air-disc brakes.
According to Watson & Chalin, a unique parallelogram design provides a 27-in. packaging space that allows for easier configurations and is offered in ride heights from 8- to 13-in. and features a quick-change ride height system.
Other features of the SL-2065 noted by the company include:
· Maintenance-free Huck fasteners
· Axle travel of 12 in.
· Narrow 89 drum face for increased body clearance
· Available reverse lock-out kit
· Dual self-centering stabilizers
· Air ride – air lift
· Fabricated axle
· Pre-set caster
· Pre-plumbed options
· 5-yr limited warranty
As for the new trailer axles, Watson & Chalin said these will be available in capacities of up to 25,000 lbs; with N or P spindles; with drum or disc brakes; with 12.25 to 18-in. brakes; in various wall thicknesses depending on desired capacity; and with fully dressed wheel-end packages.
Watson & Chalin, a Boler Co., is based in McKinney, TX.