Hendrickson rolls out adjustable 20,000-pound-capacity lift axle

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Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems says its upgraded 20,000-pound-capacity Paralift steerable truck lift axle system is now available with adjustable ride height and frame width capabilities. Paralift’s adjustability combines frame width and ride height spacers with a slotted cross member, and is designed to enable aftermarket installers and body builders to stock one unit to meet a wide variety of truck configurations.

The trailing arm beams evolved from a dual-paddle, triangular cross-section design to a single-paddle z-beam configuration to facilitate additional efficiency; while zero-torsion trailing-arm bushings help eliminate bushing windup and allow for a single air spring configuration.

The combined impact of the redesigned lift springs and the repositioned stabilizer increases wheel cut from 18 degrees to more than 25 degrees to help improve maneuverability and tire wear, according to the company. And with a 1,465-pound system weight, the Paralift offers a 160-pound weight savings compared to the previous model. It features 12 inches of total travel with nine inches of lift in ride heights from nine to 13.5 inches, all in a 28-inch package space.

For more information, go to www.hendrickson-intl.com.