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Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced a suite of new products specifically catering to the rapidly growing electric vehicle market. SOFTEK, the front steer axle and suspension system featuring Hendrickson’s fabricated STEERTEK front steer axle, integrated with the front mechanical spring suspension and lightweight clamp group has been scaled to accommodate the medium duty last mile delivery market and still provides its trademark weight savings and ride quality. In addition to SOFTEK, Hendrickson’s exclusive Snake Spring technology has been incorporated into the rear suspension system for this platform and delivers additional weight savings and optimized ride and stability characteristics.
Hendrickson LITEFLEX hybrid composite and steel spring offers weight savings up to 240 lbs. versus a conventional steel multi-leaf spring mechanical suspension, according to the manufacturer.
For the heavy-duty market, Hendrickson offers OPTIMAAX, it’s lightweight forward liftable tandem axle and suspension system for 6×2 vehicles which delivers significant weight savings and helps optimize a vehicle’s energy consumption through its automated liftable technology, Hendrickson noted.
All these products signify Hendrickson’s commitment to support the electric vehicle space, where lightweight products are highly desired.