ArvinMeritor, Inc. has added a major new component to its portfolio of quality remanufactured components - trailer axles, initially targeted at the North American intermodal motor carriers. Production began earlier this month at the company's 270,000 sq. ft. manufacturing facility here. The remanufactured trailer axles, as with the other reman components, are produced according to strict, engineering-approved specifications.
Remanufactured Trailer Axles
- Product From OTC, Bosch Automotive Service Solutions
The OTC Hydraulic Hub Grappler Kit, No. 6575-3, combines OTC’s patented Hub Grappler with a hydraulic drive, speeding up wheel bearing and hub service. Quick adjust jaws eliminate the need for fasteners while removing wheel hubs, speeding up the process. Use of hydraulics versus a pneumatic impact wrench means pulling hubs in seconds rather than minutes, with a hydraulic pump actuating a 9-ton ram.
- Product From JS Products, Inc. (Steelman)
The JS Products/Steelman PRO 39 Piece Strut/Shock Installation Tool Kit, No. 78554, is designed to save technicians time and money when dealing with shocks and struts. With this kit, damaging a shock or strut by breaking the seal on the shaft will not be an issue. Technicians can select the bit and the corresponding socket for the strut or shock. When used together with a combination wrench and ratchet with a socket, the removal and installation of shocks and struts is easy, says the company.
- Product From Freightliner Trucks
The Freightliner S2G LPG Commercial Chassis is equipped with interlock wiring and body builder interface connections, eliminating the need for OEMs to splice into chassis wiring, and clean frame rails for easy body installation. The chassis also includes an 8.0L LPG engine rated at 325hp and 450 ft/lbs of torque, a 9,000-lb capacity taperleaf front suspension and a 12,500-lb capacity 52" variable-rate, multi-leaf spring rear suspension and a low-effort, easy-tilt hood with a dampening device to minimize rapid closure. This has a factory-installed fuel system, and the engine assembly and fuel system are certified for use up to 33,000-lb GVWR.
- Product From Ridewell Corporation
The Ridewell Steerable Auxiliary Lift Axle Suspension System, No. RSS-233, includes a compact mounting envelope and an easy-mount adjustable-hanger system. RSS-233 suspensions are manufactured with a dual-draw key kingpin design to extend kingpin life and fully-cast axle ends for increased strength and durability. Additional features include 7" to 18" ride heights, a 13,200-lb capacity, a pre-plumbed air tank option, polyurethane pivot bushings, 1'' and 2'' spacer kit options and control arms angled for lateral stability. The RSS-233 ships fully-assembled for efficient installation.
- Product From Fontaine Trailer Company
The Magnitude 60 Class product line from Fontaine Heavy includes a 2-axle bogie and the EQ2 hydraulic equalizing spreader. This lowbed trailer can handle 60 tons in just 12'. The modular design means operators have the option to run in 2+2, 3+1 or 4-axles close coupled. The EQ2 spreader a patent-pending "C-link" mounting system that allows it to convert from a 14' 7" to 16' 1" axle spread in a matter of minutes. Its hydraulic removeable gooseneck can be connected and disconnected in a matter of seconds, according to the company. It can even connect to the trailer deck on un-even ground.
- Product From Fontaine Trailer Company
Fontaine's Magnitude 60 Class product line includes a 2-axle bogie and the EQ2 hydraulic equalizing spreader. The lowbed trailers come as the lightest in their class, handling 60 tons in just 12', according to the company. These options deliver hauling flexibility and their modular design means operators have the option to run in 2+2, 3+1 or 4-axles close coupled. The EQ2 spreader has a "C-link" mounting system that allows it to convert from a 14'-7" to 16'-1" axle spread in a matter of minutes. Its two convenient built-in storage compartments features lockable covers for greater security.
- Product From Watson & Chalin Mfg
Watson & Chalin's Tru-Track family of trailer axles offers capacities up to 25,000 lbs, N or P spindles, drum or disc brakes, 12-1/4" to 18" brakes, various wall thicknesses depending on desired capacity and fully dressed wheel-end packages. Weighing in at 1,327 lbs, the SL-2065 has an industry-leading 25-degree wheel cut. Compatible with 445/65R22.5 tires and air-disc brake option, it also has a unique parallelogram design providing a 27" packaging space allowing for easier configurations. It allows for ride heights from 8" to 13" featuring a quick-change ride height system.
- Product From Betts Spring Company
BettsHD's Total Installation Kits (TIK) for its most popular fenders works on several single axle, half and full tandem axle applications. The kit includes two fenders with vibration absorbing rubber insulators to prolong product life, along with all brackets and hardware necessary to complete installation. Unlike competitive offerings, all BettsHD fenders include mating material hardware designed to reduce corrosion. These popular kits are available in stainless steel, galvanized, aluminum and poly, all supported by a limited lifetime warranty.
- Product From Radiator Specialty Co.
Radiator Specialty Co.'s Liquid Wrench High Temperature Disc and Drum Brake Wheel Bearing Grease, No. GR012, can be used in work that require bearings to be regreased. This grease comes formulated with quality raw materials and extreme pressure additives in order to provide maximum lubrication. Also offers resistance to water washout, which is a real bonus when servicing submerged trailer axles.
- Product From Watson & Chalin Mfg Inc
SELF-STEERING AXLE & SUSPENSION SYSTEM
5 Year Warranty
Maintenance Free with
13,200 lb. Capacity
INTEGRATED SUSPENSION AND AXLE ASSEMBLY
- Axle Travel: 13.5 in.
- Axle Lift: 10.5 in.