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SAF-Holland adds 23K rated suspension to AeroBeam lineup

SAF-Holland, Sunday at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s 2017 Annual Meeting and Exhibition in Nashville, Tenn., debuted the the next model in its lightweight CBX AeroBeam series.

The newest entry – the CBX23 AeroBeam – is the lightest weight air suspension in the industry with a base weight of 465 pounds. It is 45 pounds lighter overall than the previous generation CBX23 and 25 pounds per axle lighter then the nearest competitive fixed frame air suspension.

A 23,000-pound rated, fixed frame suspension is designed for flatbeds and tanker operations and per Greenhouse Gas Phase 2 legislation, the 45-pound savings will reduce the GHG gas emission by 660 pounds over 10 years.

Roger Jansen, SAF-Holland product manager for trailer axles and suspensions, says improved features of the new suspension include heat-treated cast alloy suspension beams, 80 ksi frame brackets and a 5.75-inch diameter friction-welded axle that is 12 percent thicker than competitive axles.

Combined with the streamlined AeroBeam design, Jansen says the new CBX23 AeroBeam provides trailer builders more flexibility.

“We have a very adaptable and flexible frame attachment system,” he says, adding it can be adapted to fit a wide range of trailer types with multiple frame brackets styles, including weld-on tapered top, weld-on with wing and bolt on.

The CBX23 AeroBeam is treated with the company’s Black Armour hot dip corrosion protection and is available with the optional NewP89 or P89 Plus Air Disc Brake System.

The SAF Auto-PosiLift Automatic Axle Lift System, programmed to automatically lift the front axle in a trailer tandem a minimum of 4 inches when it senses that only one axle is necessary to carry the load, is also available on the CBX23 AeroBeam. The Auto-PosiLift system is

The CBX23 AeroBeam, which will be available through SAF-Holland’s OEM network, is backed with 5-year structural warranty.

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Jason Cannon is the Equipment Editor for Commercial Carrier Journal and Overdrive, and is a Class A CDL holder. Reach him at jasoncannon@randallreilly.com.