Start with choosing products, such as genuine Hendrickson suspensions and parts, which offer good corrosion-resistant coatings.
Second, work with the component supplier to determine the proper coating cleaning and maintenance specifications and implement a cleaning/maintenance schedule to extend the life of the coating.
Regular inspections will also help to identify corrosion issues early enough to address the issue before it becomes a bigger problem.
TIREMAAX PRO units are set to a specified target pressure for inflation. As long as the pressure in the trailer air tank is above the target pressure, the TIREMAAX controller will continuously supply and maintain tire pressure at target.
With TIREMAAX PRO, all check valves or wheel valves are open to allow air flow in both directions, equalising pressure across all wheel positions. It can also relieve pressure from over-inflated tyres. The relief pressure is set at 10 psi above the cold target pressure. If tyre pressure goes above this setting, the TIREMAAX PRO controller will exhaust air and maintain pressure at the pre-set relief value.
No. Brakes should be chosen based on the highest required load and no higher. For instance, hub, suspension, axle and tire ratings may all differ on a given trailer, ranging from 7,700 kg to 12,000 kg (17,000 to 26,000 pounds) or higher depending on the trailer application.
However, it is the minimum rated component of this group that determines the gross axle weight rating (GAWR), and brakes should be sized according to the GAWR.
Using an overrated brake lining on your application can lead to excess brake torque which can result in tyre wear, brake wear, noise and trailer hop.
Please refer to the Ride Height placard that was fitted to the trailer during manufacture. If the placard cannot be located or is unreadable, please contact the trailer manufacturer or Hendrickson Customer Service with any identification details that are still available, such as the suspension identification plate number.