Hendrickson Bumper and Trim made its Aero Clad stainless steel clad aluminum bumper available for the new International HX Series of vocational trucks.
Aero Clad is optional for both set back axle and set forward axle models. The bumpers are produced using a material and manufacturing process that gives them a mirror bright finish for styling, while still meeting functional design and durability requirements for heavy-duty truck applications, according to the company.
The Aero Clad bumpers are also designed to be lightweight, saving 52 pounds compared to the standard painted steel bumper that is also supplied by Hendrickson. The weight savings improve fuel economy, and by not using chrome plating, the bumpers are also more environmentally friendly, the company says.
The bumper features a bright stainless steel finish and luster and is 10 times thicker than chrome plating, according to Hendrickson.
Aero Clad has a limited 5-year warranty. Aftermarket options will become available later in the year.
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