SOFTEK now standard on LoneStar trucks
May 1, 2009 12:00 PM
Hendrickson's weight-saving SOFTEK integrated front suspension and steer axle system now comes standard on International LoneStar trucks. SOFTEK will also be available as an option on the International ProStar series, Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems officials announced.
SOFTEK combines Hendrickson's monoleaf steel springs and the rigid, box-shaped STEERTEK axle for outstanding ride and stability and provides a weight savings of up to 92 pounds, compared with a two-leaf configuration with an I-beam axle.
In capacities up to 12,350 pounds, SOFTEK features integrated steering arm and tie rod attachments to increase strength and reduce weight. In addition, the durable design helps reduce maintenance costs.
The rigid torsion system helps increase stiffness and stability, and steering delivers up to 55 degrees of wheel cut.
Single-leaf spring technology with shackle redundancy removes the need for a second leaf, which eliminates inter-leaf friction and helps further reduce system weight.
Phone 630-910-2800 or access www.hendrickson-intl.com for additional information.
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