Western Star provides factory-installed SPIF unit

Western Star Truck Sales Inc now offers a factory-installed Safe Productive Infrastructure Friendly (SPIF) unit for the Ontario, Canada, market.

Mandated by the Ontario Ministry of Transportation, SPIF vehicles are designed to minimize heavy trucks' damage to roads and bridges without reducing weight. In order to meet SPIF requirements, Western Star features a 22,000-lb Watson/Chalin steerable pusher axle with 72-inch tandem spacing that maintains axle capacity.

Western Star's SPIF Option Package provides body builders and upfitters the necessary hardware to comply with the regulation and reduce upfit time and complexity. The system automatically deploys the lift axle when the truck is loaded. In addition, the electronic controller — when combined with the standard drive and pusher suspension airing — provides automated control in full compliance with SPIF Schedule 23 requirements.

The factory-installed SPIF unit is now available to order for all Western Star truck models.

For more information, visit www.WesternStar.com or call 866-850-7827.

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