Hendrickson made several announcements last week at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.:
As a member, SOD lift axles are shipped straight from the factory within 48 hours or less. Freight is prepaid and added to an invoice, allowing customers to save costs by taking advantage of Hendrickson’s discounted freight rates. In addition, for every SOD order placed, members will accumulate SOD points that may be redeemed for cash, free freight or even a free SOD lift axle. All SOD lift axles are backed by Hendrickson’s five-year limited warranty.
The company currently is stocking quantities of two product offerings under the program: Composilite ST and HLM-2. As interest in the program grows, additional lift axle models will be added. To become a member of the Shipping on Demand program or for additional information, call Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems at 800-660-2829 or go to www.hendrickson-intl.com.
According to the company, Parasteer HD is a uniquely designed suspension with no fixed steer axle spacing constraints, providing excellent axle spacing flexibility and allowing the end-user, chassis manufacturer and body manufacturer to work together to obtain the optimum weight distribution for the application; the weight of the Parasteer HD system remains constant as steer axle spacing increases. Parasteer HD also is designed to provide a superior turning radius in addition to outstanding performance and handling; load equalization is achieved with a height control valve designed to adjust to the load, resulting in a constant ride height and comfortable ride.
Each Parasteer HD suspension utilizes two heavy-duty air springs per steer axle designed to share the load equally, facilitating excellent ride and performance; the air springs support the entire vertical load, cushioning the driver by isolating impacts from the road and offering more protection to the chassis and equipment. In addition, oversized rubber bushings require no lubrication, resulting in reduced regular maintenance, the company says.
By expanding the product offering to include tridems at DTNA, Hendrickson says it is able to expand its presence in core specialty markets such as concrete, logging and oilfield, where durability and roll stability are crucial.