Hendrickson has introduced its new Composilite SC (steerable compliant) series of lift axles. All models in the series will feature reduced system weight, minimized package space and a compliant tie-rod, according to Hendrickson.
The lift axles will provide a full range of capacities, including 10,000-, 13,500- and 20,000-lb ratings. Hendrickson said the new series takes tie-rod technology “one step further” with its patent-pending Compliant Tie Road (CTR) with PerfecTrak technology, which provides for the first flexible tie-rod assembly and dampening system, said the maker.
PerfecTrak technology was “designed to lower maintenance costs and increase uptime by providing a resilient impact-resistant tie-rod assembly,” said Hendrickson. The company added that the CTR system “provides a robust self-centering mechanism and improved driver feel through the industry’s first-ever passive steer Ackerman.”
Hendrickson said this year it will complete the Composilite SC series by releasing SCT (Standard Truck Mount), SCW (Standard Weld-on Trailer Mount), SCO (Roll-Off Steer) , SCR (Reverse Steer) and SCH (High-Lift Steer) models.
“The development of the SC series further improves product performance and durability while offering increased payload and reduced maintenance,” the company noted.
For more information, go to www.hendrickson-intl.com.