Steel leaf spring rear suspension system

RT  Steel Leaf Spring Rear Suspension

RT™ is a durable steel spring suspension with a legacy of over 90 years of reliability in the most severe applications. Hendrickson-designed springs provide a consistent spring rate for longer life as the equalizing beams distribute load equally between both axles for improved traction. The system performs well in a variety of vocational truck applications.

RT  Steel Leaf Spring Rear Suspension

Features and Benefits

  • Hendrickson designed springs provide a consistent spring rate for longer spring life
  • Equalizing beams distribute load equally between both axles for improved traction and lower the center of gravity for increased stability
  • Up to 15 inches of diagonal wheel articulation for off-road mobility in harsh environments
  • Genuine Hendrickson springs are made from high-strength steel and are heat treated and shot peened for exceptional fatigue life
  • Available with 52, 54, 56, 60, and 72.5 inch equalizing beams
  • Optional shock kit available for improved ride


Installed Weight2
Site Travel3
Rating (lbs.)
34,000 1,199 46,000 60,000 125,000
40,000 1,207 55,000 73,000 160,000
46,000 1,301 60,000 80,000 190,000
50,000 1,418 65,000 80,000 225,000
52,000 1,443 65,000 80,000 245,000
65,000 Varies 75,000 85,000 260,000
70,000 Varies 75,000 85,000 260,000

1. Contact Hendrickson for availability of additional capacities and axle spacing.
2. Installed weight includes complete suspension, torque rods, axle brackets and frame brackets at 54 inch axle spacing. Capacities over 65K vary, contact Hendrickson engineering for more information.

3. Site Travel Rating – operations using vehicles equipped with liftable pusher or tag axles must not exceed published ratings. Ratings are limited to no more than five percent of vehicle operation at a speed not to exceed five mph. Liftable pusher or tag axles should only be raised (or unloaded) to improve vehicle maneuverability in off-road use or when vehicle is empty. Site ratings are consistent with published axle manufacturer’s limitations. Axle and suspension site travel specifications must not be exceeded.

4. Contact HENDRICKSON Engineering.


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