SAF-Holland has announced the availability of integrated suspension/axle systems with self-steering capability. The new self-steering suspension/axle system will feature the firm's latest lightweight Fusion Beam technology in two different steer angle models. The new self-steer axle will provide a wheel cut of 20 degrees or 25-to-30 degrees, depending on model. Advanced SAF Integral Disc Brake technology is standard on the initial offering. Drum brake configurations and other options are planned to meet future market needs.
The SAF CBX Self-Steer axle suspension system is designed to turn easier, reducing tire wear while improving fuel economy by reducing drag and tire scrubbing. Integration of Fusion Beam technology in the self-steer axle suspension system effectively reduces beam weight without compromising beam strength or integrity. This is achieved through fusion of a cast beam and a fabricated tail section. The lighter-weight beam provides an opportunity for fleets to increase payload and improve profitability.
Various capacities are provided in the series, which includes the Self-Steer CBX23, Self-Steer CBX25, and Self-Steer CBX25/30. While the CBX23 and CBX25 models deliver capacities of 23,000 lbs and 25,000 lbs, respectively, the CBX25/30 offers an additional 30,000 lbs of load-carrying capacity at creep speed (5 mph or less) and 25,000 lbs of capacity for on-highway operation. The Self-Steer CBX25/30 delivers its extra load capacity through the addition of a larger air spring.
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