Hendrickson upgrades Paralift axle system

Dec. 20, 2007
Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems has rolled out the newly upgraded 20,000-lb capacity Paralift steerable truck lift-axle system. Paralift is now available with adjustable ride height

Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems has rolled out the newly upgraded 20,000-lb capacity Paralift steerable truck lift-axle system. Paralift is now available with adjustable ride height and frame width capabilities.

Combining unique frame width and ride height spacers with a slotted cross member, Paralift’s adjustability enables aftermarket installers and body builders to stock one unit to meet a wide variety of truck configurations, stated Hendrickson.

According to the company, the trailing arm beams evolved from a dual paddle, triangular cross-section design to a more efficient single paddle, z-beam configuration. In addition, the introduction of zero-torsion, trailing-arm bushings help eliminate bushing wind-up and allow for the single air spring configuration.

Hendrickson said repositioning of the stabilizer adds another benefit: The combined impact of the new lift springs design and the repositioned stabilizer increases wheel cut from 18 degrees to more than 25 degrees to help improve maneuverability and tire wear.

With a 1,465-lb system weight, the Paralift offers a 160-lb weight savings compared to the previous model. It features 12 in. of total travel with nine in. of lift in ride heights from 9 to 13.5 in., all in a 28-in. package space, noted the company.

“The new Paralift provides the best possible solution – easy installation, lightweight and best-in-class performance together with Hendrickson’s proven durability and support,” said Paul Brown, marketing manager, Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems.

For more information, visit Hendrickson online.

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