Hendrickson system brings advantages of Intraax to steerable lift axle system
May 1, 2003 12:00 PM
The lightweight Intraax Steerable liftable trailer suspension system delivers the benefits of Hendrickson's Intraax integrated system and compact Under Beam Lift (UBL) mechanism in a configuration that satisfies new regulations for infrastructure-friendly vehicles in Ontario and Quebec.
Automatically load-equalizing with Intraax top-mount and low-ride/liftable non-steer systems in capacities from 23,000 to 30,000 pounds, the Steerable automatically locks when traveling in reverse.
Design of the steering dampers and reverse lock mechanism eliminates welding to the axle between the trailing arms. Intraax also provides a 10-year/one-million-mile limited warranty on the axle/trailing arm connection.
The Steerable comes in ride heights from 9" to 19" with axle lifts from 4.3" to 5.6". The system features a leading kingpin design and fits standard trailer frame widths. It provides a 20° wheel cut with typical 22.5" tires and a design that allows use of spring brake chambers. With few moving parts and no metal-on-metal wear zones, the UBL requires no additional trailer support structure. At less than 60 pounds, the UBL weighs half that of most lift mechanisms.
Hendrickson offers various manual and automatic lift axle controls as well as back-up alarm and light configurations. Ready-To-Roll options include the HLS (Hendrickson Long-life System) wheel ends and HXS (Hendrickson Extended Service) brakes. For additional information, contact Hendrickson, Trailer Suspension Systems, 2070 Industrial Place SE, Canton OH 44707-2641.
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