Composilite family adds self-steering member

Hendrickson recently expanded the Composilite family with the launch of Composilite FBC, an 8,000-lb-capacity, self-steering auxiliary lift axle designed for fleets and owner-operators that do not need a full 13,500-lb-capacity lift axle for federal bridge compliance efforts.

Weighing 652 pounds, Composilite FBC maintains the durability and features of the Composilite ST by delivering outstanding maneuverability with 28-degree turning radius. An in-line air spring design provides maximized packaging space. All Composilite lift axles mount in 23.5-inch packaging space, allowing easier multi-axle configurations.

Composilite FBC accommodates six-hole hubs for use with 17.5-inch tires. With rims and tires, the FBC weighs 836 pounds. Composilite FBC can be ordered with an integrated air system that reduces installation time through a pre-located air tank, hoses, and valves.

Composilite FBC's beams remain parallel to ensure proper wheel tracking and enhance tire life, while lift plates remain parallel for longer air spring life. The stabilizer uses a cover to protect the stabilizing rod from dirt and debris.

For additional information, phone Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems, Hebron OH.

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