Hendrickson Upgrades Adjustable ParaLift Lift Axle
December 2007, TruckingInfo.com - Feature
Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems has unveiled its newly upgraded 20,000-pound capacity ParaLift steerable truck lift axle system, now available with adjustable ride height and frame width capabilities.
Combining unique frame width and ride height spacers with a slotted cross member, ParaLift's adjustability enables aftermarket installers and body builders to stock one unit to meet a variety of truck configurations.
The trailing arm beams evolved from a dual paddle, triangular cross-section design to a more efficient single paddle, z-beam configuration. The introduction of zero-torsion, trailing-arm bushings help eliminate bushing wind-up and allow for the single air spring configuration.
Repositioning of the stabilizer adds another benefit. The combined impact of the new lift springs design and the repositioned stabilizer increases wheel cut from 18 degrees to more than 25 degrees to help improve maneuverability and tire wear.
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 to13.5 inches, all in a 28-inch package space.
All of these features impact the bottom line substantially, lowering both cost and weight for fleets and operators.
For details, visit www.hendrickson-intl.com