Lift Axles feature flexible tie rod and dampening system.

Press Release Summary:

COMPOSILITE(TM) SC (Steerable Compliant) series contains models with range of capacities, including 10,000, 13,500, and 20,000 lb. Standard on each, impact-resistant Compliant Tie Rod (CTR) with PerfecTrak(TM) Technology provides self-centering mechanism and improves driver feel via passive steer Ackerman. Additional features include fabricated knuckle and integrated brake, 31° wheel cut that minimizes tire scrub, and draw key kingpin design.

Original Press Release:

Hendrickson Introduces the COMPOSILITE(TM) SC Steerable Compliant Series with Compliant Tie Rod and Dampening System Featuring PerfecTrak(TM) Technology

HEBRON, Ohio - Hendrickson launches the new COMPOSILITE(TM) Steerable Compliant SC series of lift axles. Reduced system weight, minimized package space and a flexible tie-rod are just a few features of the new innovated lift axle series. The development of the SC series further improves product performance and durability while offering owner-operators increased payload and reduced maintenance.

The COMPOSILITE SC will offer a full range of capacities including 10,000, 13,500 and 20,000-pounds to meet the industries' demanding requirements.

In addition Hendrickson has taken tie-rod technology one step further by introducing the patent pending Compliant Tie Rod (CTR) with PerfecTrak(TM) Technology - the first flexible tie-rod assembly and dampening system. This technology was designed to lower maintenance costs and increase uptime by providing a resilient impact resistant tie-rod assembly. In addition, the CTR system provides a robust self-centering mechanism and improved "driver feel" through the industry's first ever passive steer Ackerman.

The new CTR design with PerfecTrak Technology is covered by a three year warranty. As a key component of the COMPOSILITE SC Series, it is fully backed by one of the best comprehensive warranty packages in the industry and with a name you trust - Hendrickson.

In 2010 Hendrickson will complete the COMPOSILITE SC series full product line by releasing the COMPOSILITE SCT (Standard Truck Mount), COMPOSILITE SCW (Standard Weld-On Trailer Mount), COMPOSILITE SCO (Roll-Off Steer), SCR (Reverse Steer) and the SCH (High-Lift Steer) models.

For additional information about the complete COMPOSILITE SC enhanced steerable product line, call Hendrickson Auxiliary Axle Systems at 800-660-2829 or visit

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.

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