Hendrickson recently expanded its Composilite family with the emergence of the Composilite FBC, a self-steering auxiliary lift axle in capacities up to 10,000 pounds, a choice for haulers not needing a full 13,500-pound capacity lift axle for federal bridge compliance efforts.
Weighing 689 pounds, Composilite FBC features a 28-degree wheel cut and an inline air spring design for maximized packaging space: All Composilite lift axles mount on a 23.5-inch packaging space to allow easier multi-axle configurations, Hendrickson says. Composilite FBC accommodates six-hole or eight-hole hubs, rims and 17.5-inch tires with the FBC weighing in at only 873 pounds, according to the company. The auxiliary lift axle can be ordered with an integrated air system designed to reduce installation time through a prelocated air tank, hoses and valves.
The beams are engineered to remain parallel for proper wheel tracking and to help enhance tire life, while lift plates remain parallel to facilitate longer air spring life. The stabilizer features a cover designed to protect the stabilizing rod from dirt and debris throughout travel.
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