East Manufacturing announced that Jost International’s AX150 Alumilight Series of Landing Gear will be standard on all East BST, BST II, MMX and Narrow Neck flatbed trailers and all BST, BST II and XLD drop deck trailers.
The Jost Alumilight series aluminum landing gear is up to 50 pounds lighter per set than competitive landing gear for added payload and corrosion resistance, according to the company. Its 6061-T6 extruded aluminum upper leg combined with a Polyester-coated HSLA steel lower leg provides durability to stand up to the harshest conditions. The AX150 Alumilight Series is Maintenance Free for 10 years, and comes with a 10 Year Warranty.
There is no external gearbox that can be damaged and affect performance. The gearing mechanism is integrated into the sturdy leg column, so it protects the gearing and significantly minimizes water intrusion. A silicone-sealed steel cover keeps moisture out to further protect the landing gear from water and road chemical damage, and freezing.
Available with inboard and outboard mounting, standard Jost gear train allows easy interchangeability. A 3∕8-inch by 2-inch reinforcing strap provides superior side load strength. Its maximum static load rating is 160,000 pounds with a rated lift capacity of 55,000 pounds and a side load capacity of 29,000 pounds per set.