The World Rides on Us

Hendrickson is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle and brake systems; tire pressure control systems; auxiliary lift axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; stabilizers; bumpers; and components to the global commercial transportation industry.

If you are looking for Hendrickson replacement parts, visit our Hendrickson Parts landing page. If you would like to both purchase and install any and all suspension products, fill out a quote request form, and we will get back to you as soon as possible!

TRUCK

ON-HIGHWAY

steertek-nxt

Designed as the platform for both Hendrickson’s next generation and OEM proprietary front suspension systems, STEERTEK NXT provides greater reliability, innovation, weight savings, and is a durable, lightweight alternative to traditional I-beam axles. STEERTEK NXT manages the increased brake torque loads required to meet recent changes to FMVSS-121 and will accommodate a variety of wheel end and knuckle designs, including global specifications. Chosen by many OEMs as the standard axle for select vehicle models, STEERTEK NXT is approved for on-highway and medium-duty trucks, buses and motorhome applications and is available in capacities up to 14,600 lbs.

VOCATIONAL

haulmaax

Hendrickson’s HAULMAAX is a premium rubber suspension designed for vocational applications where durability, lightweight and driver comfort are essential. HAULMAAX’s innovative low-maintenance design utilizes rubber bolster springs coupled with progressive load springs that provide a superior combination of empty ride quality and loaded stability. The lightweight design offers up to 690 lbs. of weight savings versus competitive vocational rear tandem suspension. In addition, up to 17 inches of diagonal articulation help keep the axle in traction for superb off-road mobility.

SPECIALTY

airtekyard

AIRTEK combines superior design and engineering, improving ride and handling versus traditional axle and suspension systems. Its exclusive air springs support the majority of the load, greatly increasing driver comfort. Hendrickson’s advanced air suspension technology aids in the isolation of noise, vibration and harshness, which helps reduce driver fatigue. AIRTEK provides a premium ride while maintaining constant ride height, improving maneuverability during sudden stops and sharp turns while braking.

FIRE/RESCUE

roadmaax

ROADMAAX is designed specifically for heavy-duty fire and rescue markets with ride quality and equipment protection being its cornerstone featuresThe suspension delivers enhanced stability, handling and ride quality even in the most challenging environments where vehicles encounter sharp turns and unexpected ground and environmental conditions. The integration of Hendrickson’s proven main support member spring technology, with its wide stance air springs, provides a balance of predictable handling and ride quality even in the most demanding environments.

MILITARY

ultimaax

In addition to its excellent durability, ULTIMAAX delivers enhanced stability, handling and ride quality even in the most severe-duty environments where vehicles encounter harsh and unexpected ground conditions. The integration of Hendrickson’s proven walking (equalizing) beam technology, with its patented progressive rate spring, provides a balance of loaded stability and unloaded ride quality even in the most rugged environments.

BUS/RV/MEDIUM DUTY

airtektransit

AIRTEK’s unique design provides stability, improved ride and comfort, and reduced maintenance over standard suspensions for bus applications. AIRTEK, combined with STEERTEK NXT axle, forms a torsion system to increase roll stability helping to improve handling and control. The innovative v-box system eliminates the need for sway bars and associated linkages, reducing wear components & complexity.

SPRINGS

taperleafspring

Hendrickson’s unique manufacturing technology revolutionized leaf spring performance. This proprietary technology allowed Hendrickson engineers to produce more efficient springs that reduce weight and improve ride performance and durability. Hendrickson rapidly advanced this technology, providing spring designs that reduce weight by as much as 70 percent over conventional multi-leaf (flat) springs. Today, Hendrickson has further advanced the “state-of-the-art” with additional weight and cost reductions, while taking another step forward in increasing strength and spring life.

TRAILER

ON-HIGHWAY

VOCATIONAL

SPECIALTY

Hendrickson introduces the latest in air slider technology with the ULTRAA-K axle suspension system – the next generation VANTRAAX air slider system for the van and refrigerated trailer markets. Building on proven VANTRAAX air slider design expertise, the ULTRAA-K system is engineered with an optimized strength-to-weight ratio making it stronger than comparable standard and heavy duty 40K slider models in the market today. It is the lightest slider system in the industry by nearly 100 pounds.

Rugged features of the INTRAAX Extreme-Duty system include low-pressure air springs with steel pistons and full bottom plate coverage; high-damping, extended-service shock absorbers; newly-designed, heavy-duty TRI-FUNCTIONAL Bushings, and a 30,000-pound capacity axle. Heavy-duty options include rear-mount shock absorbers and chain down-stops for maximum suspension damping and control. Approved for loggers, chip vans, dumps, tankers, straight- and drop-deck platforms and specialty trailers.

TIREMAAX PRO, an advanced automatic tire pressure control system for the trailer industry that is capable of actively inflating or relieving the tires to a preset pressure level. Its straightforward mechanical design balances tire pressure at every wheel position by continuously monitoring and adjusting tire pressure through the inflation or relief of the tires based on changing environmental conditions — an important feature for achieving maximum tread life in any tire configuration.

BUMPERS

  • Durable, bright mirrored finish
  • Finish 10 times thicker than chrome
  • Resists corrosion, cracking, pitting, peeling and fading
  • Up to 50 percent lighter than steel options
  • Lightweight design
  • Minor abrasions can be buffed
  • Full five-year limited warranty
  • One-year limited warranty
  • Available in 7-gauge or 10-gauge steel
  • Bright mirrored finish
  • Many shapes available
  • Customize your bumper with cutouts and road lights
  • Also available in corrosion resistant
  • E-coat finish, ready for top coat
  • Full five-year limited warranty
  • Bright mirrored finish
  • Resists corrosion, cracking, pitting, peeling and fading
  • As durable as a steel bumper
  • Minor abrasions can be buffed

Hendrickson is the leading tier one OEM supplier of heavy duty truck bumpers for the North American commercial vehicle industry; their commitment to quality and product innovation drives this industry leadership position, thus promoting the development of products that enhance vehicle styling and durability. Key capabilities, which include proprietary bumper forming technology and advanced metal and plastic materials, enable Hendrickson to manufacture aerodynamically contoured bumper designs that are durable yet lightweight. Hendrickson supplies over 1,000 different part numbers from chrome plated steel, prime painted bumpers and many proprietary products.

This page lays out only a small introduction to each line of products Hendrickson has to offer. To view their full selection, visit Hendrickson’s website.