April 17, 2017
Hendrickson has expanded its 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. Uptime is paramount in this industry, and this new product offering will enable the technician to service the vehicle right the first time,” says David McCleave, director, Aftermarket for Hendrickson.
Along with the rotating bar pin benefit, Hendrickson says the rotating bar pin bushing uses 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. Hendrickson says this patented feature eliminates inner bushing wear which contributes to greater component service life.
Additionally, the Genuine Parts’ Equalizing Beam is the exact beam used in production; providing the structural integrity and functionality to maintain original system performance. 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, the company says.
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 leading to improved service life and peace of mind, Hendrickson says.
The company says available part numbers include: