FORT MILL, S.C. -- Western Star is now offering trucks that comply with Ontario’s Safe Productive Infrastructure Friendly (SPIF) requirements, straight from the factory.
The SPIF-compliant Westenr Star features a 22,000-lb Watson/Chalin steerable pusher axle with 72-inch customized tandem spacing that maintains full axle capacity, the company announced.
The SPIF Option Package provides body builders and upfitters with the hardware required to comply with the regulation and reduce upfit time and complexity, according to the company.
The system automatically deploys the lift axle when the truck is loaded.
“Our Ontario-based customers can now meet stringent SPIF compliance regulations without sacrificing load capacity or axle performance, all while meeting the highest quality standards expected when installed by Western Star,” said Guy Lemieux, marketing segment manager, Western Star. “This builds on Western Star’s heritage of offering factory-installed solutions to meet customer’s needs.”
The factory-installed SPIF unit is now available for order on all Western Star trucks.