Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems announced that its Steertek fabricated front steer axle now comes with a standard 10-year 1-million-mile limited warranty. The limited warranty – which covers Steertek axles equipped on approved vehicles built after Jan. 1, 2010 – includes the axle beam, steering arm, knuckle assemblies and kingpins when used in Hendrickson-approved applications in the United States and Canada and within the proper guidelines of Steertek.
“Offering a 10-year 1-million-mile standard limited warranty on Steertek shows our confidence in the durability of the product,” says Sean Coleman, director of sales and marketing for Hendrickson Truck Systems Group. “This reinforces Hendrickson’s continued commitment to making high-quality and durable products.”
Steertek, available in capacities up to 14,600 pounds, is the platform for Hendrickson’s line of front suspension solutions, including Airtek front air suspensions and Softek, an advanced lightweight front mechanical suspension featuring Monoleaf springs. Based on proprietary design and manufacturing technology, Steertek’s fabricated design saves up to 30 pounds compared to traditional I-beam axles, Hendrickson says.
Steertek’s rigid, fabricated box-shaped design resists twisting forces more effectively than traditional I-beam axles, which can help increase steer tire life. In addition, the patented two-piece knuckle assembly simplifies kingpin bushing serviceability, while the integrated steering arm and tie rod attachments increase strength and further reduce weight, providing greater durability and reduced maintenance costs.