Newly-designed intermediate widespread hangers add another option to the Hutch 9700 product line of suspensions, according to Hutchens. The new designs are fabricated versions of the company’s 16180-01 (straddlemount) and its 16181-01 (undermount) cast intermediate widespread hangers. They are designed to meet the needs of those applications that require a longer wheel base to better distribute trailer weight, and to keep the gross trailer weight or the weight of each individual axle within lawful limits.
Hutch fabricated intermediate widespread hangers are said to offer a lower cost option, with no weight penalty, for the company’s 54.5 in. through 81 in. widespread axle spacings.
The fabricated extension of its undermount hanger has a slightly different “footprint” than the cast version.