WOODRIDGE, Ill. (April 2023) – Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced today that they have partnered with Freightliner Trucks to offer HAULMAAX® EX - Hendrickson’s Next Generation Heavy-duty rear rubber suspension system as a part of the chassis enhancements for all Freightliner Vocational M2, SD and Plus models.
The HAULMAAX EX suspension provides the versatility needed for trucks that operate both on-and off-highway. Equalizing beams on the suspension distribute the load equally between both axles to maintain traction in off-road and uneven terrain conditions. An integrated jounce stop protects the spring system from over compressing, helping to extend component life and reduce maintenance costs. When paired with Hendrickson TRAAX ROD® torque rods, stability is enhanced, and articulation is increased for improved on/off-highway operation.
“Customers today expect more out of their vocational suspensions. HAULMAAX EX exceeds expectations by expanding on the capabilities of the original HAULMAAX design, with up to a 70,000-pound job site rating for the 46,000-pound capacity suspension. HAULMAAX EX is extremely rugged, supporting demanding vocational applications and offering capacities of 40,000 pounds, 46,000 pounds, and now 52,000 pounds,” says Ashley Dudding, Director of Engineering at Hendrickson. “Hendrickson utilized our industry-leading analysis and validation techniques to ensure HAULMAAX EX would meet these rigorous demands, minimize maintenance requirements and deliver an advanced, lightweight vocational suspension to the market.”
For additional information on all Hendrickson suspensions, please contact Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems at 1-855-743-3733 or visit www.hendrickson-intl.com.
Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle and brakes systems; tire pressure control systems; auxiliary lift axles systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; stabilizers; bumpers; and components to the global commercial transportation industry. Hendrickson, based in Woodridge, Ill., USA, continues to meet the needs of the transportation industry for more than 105 years. Visit Hendrickson at www.hendrickson-intl.com.