Integrated Front Air Suspension and Steer Axle System

AIRTEK Integrated Front Air Suspension and Steer Axle System

Save up to 97 pounds with AIRTEK. With a unique design that provides increased stability, improved ride and comfort, and reduced maintenance, AIRTEK is the industry’s first front air suspension and steer axle system. Combined with Hendrickson’s STEERTEK™ NXT axle, AIRTEK can offer up to 97 pounds of weight savings over standard suspensions for applications rated between 12,000 – 14,000 pounds.

AIRTEK Integrated Front Air Suspension and Steer Axle System

Features and Benefits

Driver Comfort

  • Air springs support the majority of the vehicle load while providing low spring rate and extremely soft ride.
  • Premium shock absorbers are tuned specifically for AIRTEK.

Stability and Handling

  • Integrated design allows optimized steering geometry for reduced bump steer and wheel kick.
  • The rigid front leaf spring attaches securely to the box section axle, forming a torsion system for enhanced roll stability.
  • AIRTEK and STEERTEK NXT deliver up to 50° wheel cut for improved maneuverability.
  • Height control valve maintains constant ride height.


  • AIRTEK offers up to 97 lbs. of weight savings when compared to a traditional forged axle and steel spring.

Maintenance and Durability

  • Premium kingpin bushings and seals provide enhanced protection from the elements to improve bushing life.
  • Maintenance-free bushings and the two-piece knuckle reduce overall system maintenance.
  • Air springs reduce vibration to cab, chassis, and engine components.
  • Available OEM unitized hubs for extended wheel bearing life.

Brake Compatibility

  • Compatible with drum or disc brakes.
  • Accepts both 5/8" and 3/4" brake hardware.


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