Hendrickson offers truck bumper app, precision nut for wheel-end packages

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Updated May 9, 2012

Hendrickson announced the launch of a new “Truck Bumper Selection Tool” mobile app available for Apple and Android mobile phone and tablet devices. The app – available in May through the Apple App store and Google play – allows users to configure a bumper for most Class 8 trucks and several for Class 5-7 trucks.

The tool also allows users to cross-reference part numbers and send a quote request to the nearest participating OEM dealer. The app will help prospective bumper customers streamline through the process of selecting and purchasing a Hendrickson bumper with ease and simplicity.

Hendrickson also announced that it is incorporating its patented Precision240 two-piece spindle nut system into its lineup of Ready-To-Roll (RTR) proprietary wheel-end packages to facilitate seamless system integration and maintenance-free suspension systems. The Precision240 nut, designed for tapered spindles, will be an available option with the company’s HVS and HLS wheel-end packages in the third quarter of 2012.

Precision240 joins the Precision320 nut system, which has been available on Hendrickson’s HXL7. The two-piece spindle nut systems are designed to provide fine-tuned adjustment increments and additional adjustment resolution to achieve more precise end play settings.

Hendrickson also announced that the Steertek NXT axle – the next generation of the company’s lightweight Steertek – now is the standard axle offering on International ProStar+, TranStar and LoneStar models.