The Toughlift platform is designed specifically to utilize round axles for non-steerable and steer applications in severe or heavy-duty conditions. Toughlift FM and FR non-steer models replace the manufacturer’s heavy-duty HLM model with capacities up to 25,000 lb., as well as the high lifting HLR 13,000- and 18,000-lb. capacity non-steer lift axles that have been used extensively over the years in both pusher and tag positions.
The Toughlift LK is the first steer model to be added to the new platform and was developed around an integrated leading kingpin and knuckle design for the dual tire steerable market. Demand for the dual tire steer feature is centered in Ontario and New York for 25,000-lb. applications and, Hendrickson engineers note, adding that the Toughlift represents an ideal solution for heavy-duty vocational fleets. — Hendrickson Specialty Products/Auxiliary Axle Systems, 800/660-2829; www.hendrickson-intl.com