Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced the launch of the Softek NXT integrated monoleaf suspension and steer axle system. Softek NXT is now an available option on both Peterbilt 579 and 567 set forward axle models.
Softek NXT combines the Steertek NXT axle and monoleaf spring technology with an integrated clamp group design. According to the company, the integrated system is specifically designed for Peterbilt vehicles to help improve ride quality and durability with ease of maintenance.
“The development of Softek NXT demonstrates our commitment to efficient designs that contribute substantial weight savings, a key priority for the industry as we prepare for upcoming fuel efficiency standards. Our launch with Peterbilt showcases our combined initiatives in advanced component integration,” said Gerry Remus, director of marketing for Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems.
“Peterbilt’s dedication to driver uptime solutions is well-matched with Hendrickson’s determination to integrate purposeful customer solutions with high quality products,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager of sales and marketing. “The higher reliability of Softek NXT design will lessen our customers’ service times, therefore increasing uptime.”
Available now in a 12,500-lb. capacity rating, Softek NXT is approved for on-highway applications and will soon be available in a 13,200-lb. capacity, the company said. For additional information, contact Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems at 630-910-2800.