Straight-axle Light-Trac fulfills trailer needs
Nov 1, 2002 12:00 PM
In combination with Ridewell Corp's RLT-230 Light-Trac self-steering truck-mount suspension system, the company has designed Model RLT-230-S, a self-steering trailer version with the same performance characteristics. The integrated lift unit includes suspension, brakes, and fabricated axle. It may be used in the pusher or tag position and is rated at 13,200-lb capacity.
Different in the trailer version is the 70.06" KPI straight-axle design compared with the drop-center axle on the truck-mount version. A 12.5"-18.0" range of mounting heights require no subframes or spacers for installation. The unit has a 27° wheel cut and 21.8" package space.
The pre-assembled, parallelogram-designed RLT-230-S self-steers with constant axle caster that comes pre-set, as does the alignment. The system keeps axles on the ground when cornering for tight turning and allows tires to track consistently with the trailer, virtually eliminating tire scrub.
Other features include 38"-44" frame widths, urethane bushings, dual self-centering stabilizers, and 15 × 4 S-cam brakes with auto-slacks and 20" chambers. Weight of the entire unit ranges from 874-917 pounds depending on wheel-end equipment selected. For more information contact Ridewell, PO Box 4586, Springfield MO 65808.
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