Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems now incorporates its patented Precision240 two-piece spindle nut system into its line-up of Ready-To-Roll proprietary wheel-end packages. The nut, designed for tapered spindles, will be an available option with Hendrickson’s HVS and HLS wheel-end packages beginning third quarter 2012.
The new nut joins the proven Precision320 nut system which has been available on Hendrickson’s HXL7 wheel-end system since August of 2009.
These patented two-piece spindle-nut systems are said to provide fine-tuned adjustment increments, with nearly five times the adjustment resolution of other popular two-piece systems, to achieve more precise end-play settings. They also allow Hendrickson to control the amount of pre-load on the bearings during installation.
Hendrickson’s patented precision nut systems guarantee that bearing end play is set correctly the first time, the company says.