COMPOSILITE® EXS8

Next Generation Truck 8K Steerable Lift Axle

COMPOSILITE EXS8 Next Generation Truck 8K Steerable Lift Axle

COMPOSILITE® EXS TRUCK is Hendrickson’s innovative next generation of steerable lift-axle suspension systems engineered for enhanced durability and performance. Several technological advancements enabled Hendrickson to take this concept from theory to the road. Inset lower beams help to optimize lateral stiffness and to eliminate the need for V-rods. Zero-torsion rubber bushings provide increased service life and lower cost of ownership with reduced down-time. The patented STEERTEK axle technology increases structural durability and incorporates bolt-on axle seats for easier serviceability and re-configuration, thereby lowering the cost of ownership. In addition, the more robust COMPOSILITE EXS has a stellar 7-year structural warranty.

COMPOSILITE EXS8 Next Generation Truck 8K Steerable Lift Axle

Features and Benefits

INSET LOWER BEAMS

  • Optimized lateral stiffness
  • Eliminates the need for V-rod


WELD-FREE HANGER DESIGN

  • No welding on front side rail hangers minimizes stress risers
  • Flat hanger design allows for flexibility of bolt hole patterns


ZERO-TORSION RUBBER BUSHINGS

  • Provides increased durability and bushing life
  • Improves overall cost of ownership with less downtime


PATENTED STEERTEK AXLE TECHNOLOGY

  • Proven design on front steer applications
  • Weld-free axle connection
  • Increased structural durability and warranty coverage


TRADITIONAL TIE ROD with COIL SHOCKS

  • CTR Compliant Tie Rod option is recommended for tag applications


BOLT-ON AXLE SEATS

  • Easier serviceability for ride height changes or altering tire sizes
  • Less costly repairs — change seats, not axle
  • Lower cost of ownership

Specifications

Model Capacity Suspension Weight Hanger to Axle Spacing Wheel Cut
EXS08 8,000 lbs. coming 22.1" 25°

Literature

File Name Rev. Date Size
Sales
Brochures
H813 - Truck COMPOSILITE EX Features & Benefits Flyer C 03/21 2.57 MB
Ordering Guides
H750 - Truck Lift Axle Ordering/Specification Guide J 01/21 0.25 MB
Technical/Service
Bulletin
TB-H825 - Hendrickson Lift Axle Dimensions B 09/19 5.58 MB
Guides/Manuals
TP-H819 - COMPOSILITE EXS OWNERS MANUAL B 02/21 2.96 MB
TP-H848 King Pin Kits - 06/20 1.13 MB
TP-H854 Driveline Measurement - 02/21 2.19 MB
TP-H856 Brake Certifications for Lift Axle Air-Actuated Brakes - 12/20 0.2 MB
Policy/Warranty
Terms/Policies
H743 - Auxiliary Customer Policies - 11/12 0.08 MB
Warranty
H624 Auxiliary Lift Axle Suspension Limited Warranty Statement G 05/20 0.44 MB

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