Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems announced that the Steertek front steer axle is now available with 13,000-, 13,200-, 14,000-, and 14,600-lb ratings on International's ProStar+, LoneStar, and TranStar vehicle models. Steertek's fabricated design saves up to 47 pounds versus traditional I-beam axles, according to Hendrickson.
Steertek's rigid, box-shaped design resists twisting forces, while the patented two-piece knuckle assembly simplifies kingpin bushing serviceability. In addition, integrated steering arm and tie rod attachments increase strength and further reduce weight.
This front steer axle is standard on International's ProStar+, LoneStar, and TranStar vehicle models and comes with a standard 10-year, one-million-mile limited warranty. The warranty coverage includes the axle beam, steering arm, knuckle assemblies, and kingpins when used in Hendrickson-approved applications in the United States and Canada within the proper guidelines.