ComposiLite fulfills weight-conscious needs

Aug. 1, 2002
Hendrickson International's ComposiLite brings a 13,200-lb-capacity suspension weighing 812 pounds to the lift axle industry. The company developed ComposiLite

Hendrickson International's ComposiLite brings a 13,200-lb-capacity suspension weighing 812 pounds to the lift axle industry. The company developed ComposiLite to fulfill requirements of weight-conscious haulers. It retains the low-maintenance design of the ParaLift Ultra while trimming more than 150 pounds. These weight savings have been made possible by using aluminum components and lightweight composites.

ComposiLite features corrosive resistant aluminum, a composite tie-rod, and in-line air springs. Aluminum frame hangers and upper air spring plates simplify drilling and can be mounted separately from the rest of the suspension. The composite tie-rod provides a weight savings without compromising suspension durability. In-line air springs provide maximized packaging, eliminate the confusion of inboard-versus outboard-mounted air springs, and remove the risk of driveline interference.

ComposiLite measures 24.75" from front edge of hanger to centerline of axle, allowing multiple axle configurations. It provides 8" of lift, 2" of total axle travel, and a wheel cut of 27°.

For complete details, contact Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems, 277 North High St, Hebron OH 43025.

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