Hendrickson debuted its new Toughlift brand of lift axles at the recent Truck World show in Toronto. This new platform was designed specifically to utilize round tube axles for non-steerable and steer applications in severe- or heavy-duty use. The design allows capacity up to 25,000 lb to handle the vocational world’s toughest applications, the company says.
The FM and FR non-steer models will replace the heavy-duty HLM model with capacities up to 25,000 lb, as well as the high lifting HLR 13,000- and 18,000-lb capacity non-steer lift axles that have been used extensively over the years in both pusher and tag positions.
The Toughlift LK is the first steer model to be added to this new platform. It was developed around an integrated leading kingpin and knuckle design for the dual-tire steerable market. The demand for this dual-tire steer feature is currently prevalent in Ontario and New York for 25,000-lb applications. The LK is an ideal lift axle, the company says, for fleets in need of additional flexibility for heavy-duty vocational work. This product is a fully integrated system designed by Hendrickson, driven by weight reduction.