Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announces a Traxx Rod series of fabricated, lightweight torque rods that it says will last up to three times longer than conventional forged or cast torque rods.

The rods have an advanced bushing design and innovative construction using high-strength materials and robotic welding.

Traxx Rod bushings and rod bodies are specifically designed for each capacity and application criteria, the company said. The flexible rod design can accommodate a straddle- or taper-pin bushing, and will package with any hub size and length.  

"The Traxx Rod Family of torque rods has set a new benchmark for durability and performance. With its fabricated construction, this lightweight solution is now the benchmark for heavy-duty applications worldwide,” said Gerry Remus, general manager of sales and business development for Hendrickson.