SAF-Holland announced the availability of integrated suspension/axle systems with self-steering capability. The new self-steering suspension/axle system will feature SAF- Holland’s latest lightweight fusion beam technology available in two different steer angle models.
The new optimized self-steer axle is designed to provide a wheel cut of 20 degrees or 25-to-30 degrees, depending on model. Advanced SAF Integral disc brake technology is standard on the initial offering; drum brake configurations and other options are planned to meet future market needs.
Various capacities are available in the series, which include the SAF Self-Steer CBX23, SAF Self-Steer CBX25 and SAF Self-Steer CBX25/30. While the CBX23 and CBX25 models deliver capacities of 23,000 pounds and 25,000 pounds, respectively, the CBX25/30 offers an additional 30,000 pounds of load-carrying capacity at creep speed (5 mph or less) and 25,000 pounds of capacity for on highway operation.
The SAF Self-Steer CBX25/30 delivers its additional load capacity through the addition of a larger air spring; this straightforward engineering application is designed to allow easy upgrades at both the OEM and the fleet level and helps reduce inventory demands while increasing manufacturing flexibility.
SAF-Holland also announced that its proprietary Black Armour corrosion and rust prevention treatment now will be offered as a standard feature on SAF CBX air suspension axle systems, Holland Ultralite mechanical suspensions and Holland landing gear.
SAF-Holland’s Black Armour is designed to combat anti-icing agents, salts and chemicals. Black Armour is an environmentally sustainable protective metal treatment. The waterborne zinc-free coating is formulated with fewer solvents and to emit fewer volatile organic compounds with a smaller carbon footprint.