Hendrickson now offers unitized ConMet aluminum hubs for its Airtek integrated front axle and air suspension. This combination combines the ride, performance, and weight advantages of Airtek with the improved performance and reduced maintenance of a unitized hub system.
Regular lubrication intervals are not needed with Airtek's rubber suspension bushings and unitized hubs. Hendrickson's two-piece knuckle assembly eliminates having to remove the kingpin to service the knuckle. Maintenance and downtime is also reduced by elimination of wheel end bearing adjustment.
According to Hendrickson, introduction of the ConMet hub marks the first time a unitized aluminum hub has been made available for front axle use in North America.
Airtek has been shown to improve both vehicle ride and handling metrics. Improvements of at least 11% in ride and 30% in roll stability can be expected. Airtek trims 90 pounds or more compared with steel spring suspensions and I-beam axles.
For complete details, contact Hendrickson, 800 S Frontage Rd, Woodridge IL 60517-4904.