ComposiLite-2: lighter, yet just as durable
Sep 1, 2003 12:00 PM
Hendrickson has enhanced ComposiLite by incorporating new reduced-maintenance components while cutting suspension weight to less than 800 pounds — creating ComposiLite-2.
This product has aluminum beams, a new bushing design, and an improved stabilizer design. The aluminum beams provide lightweight material for an optimized design that reduces packaging space of the suspension.
Bronze bushings at the kingpin connection extend the life of the knuckle assembly. The new stabilizer design uses a cover to protect the stabilizer rod from dirt and debris throughout travel.
ComposiLite-2 maintains features introduced in the original version. A composite tie-rod provides a weight savings without compromising suspension durability.
Zero-torsion bushings spin freely to eliminate bushing windup. This provides more consistent down force and reduced lift force resistance; therefore, only one half the amount of force is required to operate the lift axle.
In-line air springs provide maximized packaging space and remove the risk of possible driveline interference. ComposiLite-2 measures 23.5" from front edge of hanger to centerline of axle, which is 1.25" shorter than the original version allowing multiple axle configurations.
ComposiLite-2 provides 9" of lift, 13.5" of total axle travel, and a wheel cut of 28°. For additional information, contact Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems, 277 N High St, Hebron OH 43025.
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