Hendrickson partners with Tadano to produce Airtek NXT, Roadmaax products
The Airtek NXT front air suspension and dual steer axle system, along with the Roadmaax high capacity rear air suspension systems, are included as part of the chassis enhancements.
The 2019 Truck Equipment Trend of the Year: Suppliers step up
2019’s Fleet Equipment Trucking Trend of the Year is the new innovations and products being put forward by the trucking industry’s suppliers.
Hendrickson launches Roadmaax heavy-duty air suspension for fire and rescue applications
Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems has announced the launch of ROADMAAX heavy-duty rear air suspensions for fire and rescue vehicles in North America at FDIC in Indianapolis.
Spec’ing the proper suspension support
A range of factors impact air suspension design, notes Reyco Granning’s vice president of Engineering, John Stuart. “One requirement showing no signs of diminishing is the ever-present demand for weight reduction,” he says. “If you had told me 10 years ago that the market required a 1,300-lb. slider air suspension, I would have said it
Optimizing suspensions to lower total cost of ownership
As fleets continue to seek new technology that lowers their overall total cost of ownership (TCO) while improving safety and performance, notes Bill Hicks, director of product planning/market development for the Trailer Suspension Business Unit at SAF-Holland, suspension/axle suppliers are responding with a total system integration approach. “This presents opportunities for matching and optimizing the
Elevating lift axles: An in-depth look at axle options
When it comes to applications such as dump trucks, flatbeds and cement mixers, on front and rear discharge mixers, as well as trucks in refuse applications, tank trucks in oil and gas, and trucks in municipal applications, lift axles are a popular option. “Lift axles are very different from steer and drive suspensions. Unlike drive
Hendrickson introduces progressive load spring
Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems introduced its new Progressive Load Spring (PLS) for the HAULMAAX vocational rear suspension system. The PLS is an elastomeric spring which works in concert with the bolster springs in Hendrickson’s Vari-Rate Spring system. According to Hendrickson, the PLS will improve the HAULMAAX rear suspension system by providing advancements in ride
Spec’ing suspensions and lift axles to meeting bridge formula laws, improve durability
Enacted by Congress in 1975 to limit the weight-to-length ratio of a vehicle crossing a bridge and to provide a consistent way to determine the maximum allowable weight that any set of axles on a vehicle may carry on the Interstate highway system, the Bridge Formula has had an impact on axle and suspension design