Airman Products new device for raising, lowering trailer landing gear

Airman Products new device for raising, lowering trailer landing gear

Airman Products has released its Automated Landing Gear Deployment and Retraction Technology.

Airman says its device eliminates the manual cranking required to raise and lower a trailer’s landing gear. The 15-lb., electrically-driven unit can be OE-installed or retrofitted in less than 15 minutes, the company says, and is compatible with all existing landing gear makes and models.

Airman-Products-Automated-Landing-Gear-1

“The fleets we’ve surveyed tell us that shoulder, back and rotator cuff injuries are at the top of their list for workers’ comp claims, and that cranking landing gear up and down can cause or exacerbate these injuries,” Jim Babbitt, vice president of sales for Airman Products, said. “Truck driving is already a physically demanding profession, so our automated system focuses on one primary stressor, making trailer drops and hookup operations safer and faster, while improving the truck driver experience and as a result, driver retention.”

Airman’s Automated Landing Gear Deployment and Retraction Technology also makes it possible to increase lot utilization, by enabling trailers to be parked closer together, the company says. Because no crank arm needs to be accessed, and the controller is mounted just under the trailer apron, tighter trailer positioning is possible.

AIRman’s Automated Landing Gear Deployment and Retraction Technology is expected to be in commercial production by the third quarter of 2020, and the company can help fleets and OEMs with specification information now, the company says. The product will come with a 5-year warranty standard, and a 7-year warranty is available under a fleet agreement.

You May Also Like

The 7 EV battery lessons we learned at ACT Expo

Battery experts weigh in on long-life vs. high-density, the residual value of older EVs, ethically sourcing EV battery materials and more.

ACT-Battery-Panel-1400

For some fleets, adopting their first electric trucks might feel like taking a leap of faith simply because there are so many unknowns – many of which revolve around the true viability of the electric powertrain. What will the next generation of battery chemistries bring to trucking? Will the new electric truck you buy today hold its value better than a new diesel truck would five or 10 years down the road? How can we give higher consideration to ethics issues on the path to more sustainable operations?

Thermo King introduces the third-gen. TriPac Auxiliary Power Unit

The company says the third-generation TriPac APU is available in two different models to help customers meet emission regulations.

Thermo-King-APU-1400
Western Global offers transportable, on-site refueling tank

The TransCube can be stacked up to three high when empty and two high when full.

Western-Global-TransCube
Carrier Transicold debuts Supra eCool electric truck refrigeration unit series

The company notes that the Supra e9 and e11 units will provide comparable refrigeration performance to its diesel-powered predecessor.

Carrier-transicold-ev-ref-units
The keys to properly securing unique cargo

With the wide range of cargo types, unique materials and geometric shapes and the significant mass of some loads, there is a lot to consider.

Sythetic-Chain-Lashing-1-1400jpg

Other Posts

Thermo King’s electric transport refrigeration unit for trailers completes trial with Meijer

To date, Thermo King’s single-temperature electric trailer has logged nearly 4,000 hours of customer trials.

Managing wheel-end PMs to reduce unforeseen service events

Trailer service pop quiz: Do you consider inspections “maintenance”? Answer: Maybe you should, according to Greg Dvorchak, Engineering Supervisor – Brake and Wheel-End Division, Hendrickson. “Inspection is maintenance,” says Dvorchak. From his perspective, service needs and preventive maintenance are two different things. Preventive maintenance is done to extend intervals between service or avoid unplanned wheel-end

Avoiding wheel end maintenance complications

Here are the unintended component service consequences that come from fixing related equipment.

Hendrickson-outboard-motor-1400-unscripted
U.S. trailer industry is committed nearly through 2023

Overall build rose 14% m/m due to three more build days in March as opposed to February.

trailer-lights-generic