Integrated Front Suspension and Steer Axle System
SOFTEK® is an integrated front suspension and robotically welded steer axle that work together to form an integrated torsion system. This lightweight system delivers enhanced ride, stability and handling characteristics while reducing weight and maintenance. SOFTEK utilizes STEERTEK, Hendrickson's fabricated, box-section front steer axle. STEERTEK is also available with the AIRTEK front air suspension.
SOFTEK is rated for up to 10% off highway, other applications must be pre-approved by both Hendrickson and vehicle manufacturer. This system is anti-lock braking system (ABS) ready. STEERTEK (STK) is compatible with industry standard wheel ends and brakes. Contact Hendrickson or vehicle manufacturer for availability.
1. Suspension weight includes frame hangers, main springs, bushings, shocks, upper shock brackets and axle attachment hardware. Weight may vary depending on vehicle. Contact Hendrickson or vehicle manufacturer for final weight.
2. Axle weight includes the axle beam, knuckle/steering arm assemblies and tie rod assemblies (brakes not included).
3. Axle beam drop is measured from the king pin intersection to the top of the axle beam.