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Hendrickson Introduces TIREMAAX PRO-LB

Release date: 10/29/2019

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:
Mark D. Slingluff                               
(330) 489-0050


Hendrickson Introduces TIREMAAX® PRO-LB, a Trailer Tire Pressure Control System Designed to Adjust Tire Pressure Based on Load

ATLANTA (October 29, 2019) - Hendrickson is pleased to introduce its next generation tire pressure control system, TIREMAAX® PRO-LB. This new system builds on the technology of TIREMAAX PRO, which has the ability to inflate, relieve and equalize tire pressures across all wheel positions. TIREMAAX PRO-LB adds the ability to adjust tire pressure based on load.
“The consensus in the market is that most trailer tires are inflated to a pressure greater than necessary for the typical load. The cold tire target pressure setting is often selected based on a maximum expected load, which may only occur occasionally,” says Matt Wilson, director of controls business unit at Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle System.
 “A load-based tire pressure control system allows for an optimal tire pressure, providing the opportunity to reduce tire wear without negatively affecting fuel economy,” added Wilson.
Unlike a passenger car, commercial vehicles experience significant changes in overall vehicle weight between the loaded and unloaded condition. The change is so significant the optimum air pressure for the tires is different for loaded versus unloaded vehicles. Tire manufacturers provide complex charts to calculate the tire pressure required for a specific axle load. Hendrickson’s TIREMAAX PRO-LB helps eliminate the guesswork of tire pressure management. By monitoring the pressure in the air springs, the new system will react to changing loads automatically, with no input from the driver.
Hendrickson has leveraged years of experience as the market leader in air suspensions to understand the needs of today’s commercial vehicle market. Expertise with both air suspension design and TIREMAAX PRO, an active inflation system that automatically adjusts for over-inflated tires, uniquely positions Hendrickson to design and develop a system that can also react to trailer load.
Now it’s possible for fleets to more accurately achieve the optimum tire pressure during all driving conditions – hot and cold, at sea level and at altitude, and now, empty and loaded.
Hendrickson TIREMAAX PRO-LB will be available the first half of 2020. For additional information contact Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems in Canton, Ohio, toll free at 866-RIDEAIR (743-3247).
Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium- and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle and brakes systems; tire pressure control systems; auxiliary lift axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; stabilizers; bumpers; and components to the global commercial transportation industry. Hendrickson, based in Woodridge, Ill., USA, continues to meet the needs of the transportation industry for more than 100 years. Visit Hendrickson at