Aerodynamic Non-Metal Bumper targets heavy-duty vehicles.

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Made from fully recyclable materials, AERO GUARD(TM) Bumper employs heavy-duty structural ribbing and extra-thick fascia in unified structure that provides cold-impact durability down to -40°. Molded-in-color, 2-piece, middle-split bumper is engineered to work with factory tilt mechanism, and can be installed and replaced with no down time or painting.



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Hendrickson Introduces AERO GUARD(TM) Bumper Technology for International® ProStar® Tractors



JOLIET, IL. - Hendrickson Bumper and Trim is pleased to announce the introduction of its new AERO GUARD(TM) bumper technology for heavy duty vehicles. The culmination of an intensive four-year development program, Hendrickson AERO GUARD bumper technology combines state-of-the-art resin technology, proprietary injection molding processes and patented design to create the industry's first heavy-duty, aerodynamic and lightweight non-metal bumpers.

Introduced initially for the International ProStar tractor, this innovative new bumper employs heavy-duty structural ribbing and an extra-thick fascia in a unified structure that provides cold-impact durability down to minus 40 degrees while improving strength, engine cooling and ground clearance. Made from fully recyclable materials, the Hendrickson AERO GUARD bumper for ProStar tractors is aerodynamic and light weight for excellent fuel economy. Designed as a molded-in-color, two-piece, middle-split bumper, the Hendrickson AERO GUARD bumper is engineered to work with the factory tilt mechanism and can be installed and replaced easily with no down time or paint costs.

Hendrickson AERO GUARD technology is a unique combination of material, process and design that make it possible to incorporate large structural ribs into thermoplastic injection molded parts without creating unsightly sink marks. This revolutionary patent-pending technology can find use not only in bumpers, but also in side fairings, sun visors, hoods and other plastic parts requiring structural support. By designing parts with large structural ribs in precise locations, Hendrickson AERO GUARD technology allows for design optimization and cost reduction through the simplification of eliminating extra components. Fewer components such as support structures, hardware and braces mean less design time and cost up front, plus less repair time and cost down the road.

For more information on Hendrickson AERO GUARD technology, visit www.hendrickson-intl.com or contact Hendrickson Bumper and Trim, Joliet, IL 800-356-6737.

Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a premier, global manufacturer and supplier of truck, tractor, bus and recreational vehicle suspensions and heavy-duty springs; trailer suspensions, controls and nonintegrated axles; truck and trailer lift axles, and bumpers and trim components to the commercial transportation industry. Hendrickson, based in Itasca, Ill., USA, continues to meet the needs of the transportation industry after more than 95 years. Visit the main Hendrickson web site at www.hendrickson-intl.com

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