SAF-Holland presents its innovative self steering axle suspension
SAF-Holland revealed the new self steering integrated suspension system with lightweight Fusion Beam Technology at the 2012 Mid-America Trucking Show. The new system is fitted with disc brakes and offers a wheel cut between 20-30 degrees. The company also said that in the near future the company will also offer drum brakes configurations for a higher versatility.
The SAF CBX Self-Steer axle suspension system is designed to turn easier, greatly reducing tire wear, while improving fuel economy by reducing drag and tire scrubbing – which can also lead to frame damage, torsional stress and wear.
Thanks to the use of the new lightweight technology, the neam weight is reduced without compromising beam strength or integrity.
Various capacities are available in the series which include the SAF Self-Steer CBX23, SAF Self-Steer CBX25 and SAF 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 SAF Self-Steer CBX25/30 delivers its additional load capacity through the addition of a larger air spring.