Lift Axle is designed for Class 8 roll-off vehicles.

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With 13,500 lb capacity, COMPOSILITE(TM) RO fixed axle model fits flat to frame for maximum clearance from cylinder beams, attachments, and sliding components. It delivers 13 in. of travel and 10 in. of lift, and weighs 905 lb. Parallelogram design keeps lift axle beams parallel to ensure proper wheel tracking and helps enhance tire life, while lift plates remain parallel to extend air spring life. Stabilizer features cover to protect stabilizing rod from dirt and debris throughout travel.



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Hendrickson Develops a Lift Axle for Roll-Off Chassis



May 2008

HEBRON, Ohio - Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems recently unveiled a new lift axle model specifically for Class 8 roll-off vehicles - COMPOSILITE(TM) RO.

The latest addition to the popular COMPOSILITE family, the 13,500-pound capacity RO fixed axle model fits flat to the frame for maximum clearance from cylinder beams, attachments and sliding components. Scalloped hangers aid in the clearance around roll-off cylinders.

Hendrickson positioned COMPOSILITE RO springs and parallelogram components inside the frame rails retaining a compact 23.5-inch packing space.

Beams are spaced inboard one-inch for additional clearance, and unique air spring plates mount to the inside of the frame rail.

The parallelogram design keeps lift axle beams parallel to ensure proper wheel tracking and help enhance tire life, and lift plates remain parallel to extend air spring life. The stabilizer features a cover to protect the stabilizing rod from dirt and debris throughout travel.

COMPOSILITE RO fixed axle delivers 13 inches of travel and 10 inches of lift and weighs in at 905 pounds.

For additional information about COMPOSILITE RO models or any Hendrickson lift axle, contact Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems at 800-660-2829 or www.hendrickson-intl.com.

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

For more information contact:
Ralph E. Norton
Hendrickson
(330) 489-0473

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