Hendrickson says the weight saving Steertek front steer axle is now available at 13,000-, 13,200-, 14,000- and 14,600-lb ratings on International’s ProStar+,  LoneStar and TranStar trucks. The axle’s fabricated design saves up to 47 lb compared to traditional I-beam axles, the company says. It’s the standard axle on these trucks.
The axle’s rigid, box-shaped design resists twisting forces more effectively than traditional I-beams, Hendrickson claims, while the patented two-piece knuckle assembly simplifies kingpin bushing serviceability. In addition, integrated steering-arm and tie-rod attachments are said to increase strength and further reduce weight.

The axle comes with a standard 10-year, 1-million-mile limited warranty, covering the axle beam, steering arm, knuckle assemblies and kingpins when used in Hendrickson-approved applications in the U.S. and Canada within the proper guidelines.

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