Trailer Slider Systems offer tridem and low ride models.

Press Release Summary:

Suited for dry freight, refrigerated, and specialty vans, VANTRAAX® Slider Systems incorporate INTRAAX® air suspension system and K-2® slider technology. With overall capacities of 52,000 lb, top-mount tridem (triple-axle) models come with axle ratings of 23,000 lb or heavier-duty 25,000 lb in ride heights from 14-19 in. Suited for drop-frame van applications, low-ride height tandem models offer 46,000 lb capacity in ride heights from 6.5-12 in.

Original Press Release:

Hendrickson Adds Two Models to Vantraax Family - Tridem and Low-Ride

CANTON, OHIO - Hendrickson added top-mount tridem and low-ride height tandem configurations to its popular VANTRAAX® family of trailer slider systems.

Hendrickson's VANTRAAX stands out as the industry's most comprehensive slider system family for dry freight, refrigerated and specialty vans. It incorporates pioneering INTRAAX® air suspension system and patented K-2® slider technology for exceptional durability with class-leading weight savings.

The addition of the tridem (triple-axle) and low-ride height tandem models provides fleets and owner operators with new tools to address critical needs for lighter, more durable products that help reduce operating costs over the long run.

With overall capacities of 52,000 pounds, tridems come with axle ratings of 23,000 pounds or the heavier-duty 25,000 pounds in ride heights ranging from 14 to 19 inches- a great choice for haulers moving freight across the Canadian and Mexican borders.

Ideal for drop-frame van applications, the low-ride VANTRAAX tandem offers ride heights from 6.5 to 12 inches in a 46,000-pound capacity system.

The K slider designs provide an outstanding strength-to-weight ratio for longer life and full-length pads for durability and easy movement. The patented "K" bracing reduces weight while increasing durability. This simple design also opens interior spacing for easier plumbing and maintenance.

VANTRAAX features Hendrickson's rigid axle/beam connection combined with the proven TRI-FUNCTIONAL® BUSHING resulting in an ideal combination of ride softness and stability.

System assets include the first standard trailer Cam Tube System(TM) to reduce S-cam maintenance, exceptionally tight axle tolerances to help stretch fuel mileage and tire life and QUIK-ALIGN® for fast, easy, accurate axle alignment.

Options include Hendrickson's innovative, fully-pneumatic QUIK-DRAW(TM) that does away with manual slider pin pulling, a task that has long been dreaded by truckers, and TIREMAAX(TM) automatic tire inflation system.

To meet specific hauling needs and customer demands, fleets and owner operators customize their VANTRAAX systems with a wide selection of READY-TO-ROLL® options including a cost-effective long-life wheel end HLS(TM) (Hendrickson Long-life System(TM)) and HXS®(Hendrickson Extended Service(TM)) brakes.

For additional information on VANTRAAX low-ride and tridem systems, contact Hendrickson International, Trailer Suspension Systems, Canton, Ohio, toll free at 866-RIDEAIR (743-3247).

Hendrickson International is one of the largest global suppliers of truck and tractor suspensions; trailer suspensions; lift, trailer and steer axles; springs, and bumpers to the commercial transportation industry. Headquartered in Woodridge, Ill., Hendrickson has been meeting the needs of the transportation industry for more than 90 years. Visit the Hendrickson website at

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