Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems’ suite of new products specifically addresses the rapidly growing electric vehicle market.
Softek, front steer axle and suspension system including Steertek front steer axle manufactured by Hendrickson, integrated with front mechanical spring suspension and lightweight clamp group has been scaled to fit the market of middleweight last mile delivery and still delivers on its weight savings and ride. quality, company officials said in a press release. Hendrickson’s exclusive Snake Spring technology has been incorporated into this rig’s rear suspension system and provides additional weight savings and optimized ride and stability characteristics.
“Hendrickson has a long history of providing lightweight suspension products to the heavy-haul industry, and today has expanded that offering to support the growing mid-duty electric vehicle segment,” says Jason Shiffler, unit manager. commercial at Hendrickson. “Innovative solutions such as Softek and Snake Spring technologies not only deliver critical weight savings, but also provide excellent ride and handling for the Class 4 and 5 delivery van market, enabling vehicle manufacturers and fleets to maximize capacity in other areas of the vehicle.
In addition to these systems focused on the delivery van market, Hendrickson continues to make weight saving strides in other areas of the middle-duty market with mechanical suspension components such as its Liteflex hybrid composite and its steel spring which offers weight savings of up to 240 pounds over a conventional mechanical suspension with steel multi-leaf springs.
For the heavy-duty market, Hendrickson offers Optimaax, a lightweight forward lift tandem axle and suspension system for 6×2 vehicles that offers significant weight savings and helps optimize a vehicle’s energy consumption through to its automated lifting technology.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online