Saturday, July 22, 2017

Hendrickson adds equalizing beam to Genuine Parts portfolio


Monday, April 17, 2017
by THE TRUCKER STAFF

Utilizing proprietary manufacturing and material preparation processes increases fatigue life, which equates to longer service life of the equalizing beam. (Courtesy: HENDRICKSON)
Utilizing proprietary manufacturing and material preparation processes increases fatigue life, which equates to longer service life of the equalizing beam. (Courtesy: HENDRICKSON)

ITASCA, Ill. —  Hendrickson supplements their Genuine Parts portfolio with the addition of the Hendrickson equalizing beam complete with the innovated patented rotating bar pin end bushing for a quick and easy installation.

“Our patented rotating bar pin end bushing allows you to adjust the angle of the pin to match the axle pinion angle for a quick and easy beam installation,” said David McCleave, director aftermarket for Hendrickson. “Uptime is paramount in this industry, and this new product offering will enable the technician to service the vehicle right the first time,”

Along with the rotating bar pin benefit, the rotating bar pin bushing utilizes the same proprietary rubber material and bonding composition as the standard end bushing, leading to longer component life.

Once under load, the rotating bar pin will lock into place.

This patented feature eliminates inner bushing wear which contributes to greater component service life, McCleve said.

“The Genuine Parts’ Equalizing Beam is the exact beam used in production, providing the structural integrity and functionality to maintain original system performance,” he said. Hendrickson equalizing beams are made of a high-strength steel formula exclusive to Hendrickson, enabling long component service life and a lightweight design for greater payloads.

Utilizing proprietary manufacturing and material preparation processes increases fatigue life, which equates to longer service life of the equalizing beam. The Genuine Parts’ Equalizing Beam is 100 percent robotically welded, delivering consistent and accurate weld penetration and leading to improved service life and peace of mind, stated a Hendrickson news release.

“With the Hendrickson equalizing beam and rotating bar pin end bushing combination you’ll never fight axle pinion angles again when replacing select HAULMAAX and HN equalizing beams,” McCleve said.

There are now four available part numbers, with more to come in the future:

  • 080225-001 HMX460 54-inch beam assemble with shock bracket
  • 080226-001 HMX460 54-inch beam assemble without shock bracket
  • 080227-002 HN462 54-inch beam assemble, and
  • 080228-008 HN402 52-inch beam assemble.

For additional information on Hendrickson equalizing beam and rotating bar pin bushing, contact Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems at (630) 910-2800 or visit www.hendrickson-intl.com/PartsAndService.

 

 

 

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