Hendrickson's Airtek front axle and air suspension is now offered on Volvo's new VN Series truck models.
These vehicles feature Airtek as the standard front axle and suspension system on VNL 630, 670, and 780 models. Fleets and owner-operators may specify Airtek as an option on small sleeper and day cab VNL models, as well as all VNM models.
Testing of Airtek shows improvements of up to 21% in ride and 19% in roll stability compared with traditional steel spring and I-beam axle front suspensions. Airtek is also up to 139 pounds lighter than these suspensions.
This suspension is available from Volvo in 12,000-, 12,500-, 13,200-, and 14,600-lb capacities and is standard with unitized wheel ends. Unitized hubs reduce maintenance intervals and contribute to lowering system weight.
For more information, contact Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems, 800 S Frontage Rd, Woodridge IL 60517-4904.