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Precision240™ nut Available option on Hendrickson wheel-end packages

Release date: 5/1/2012

For Immediate Release

For more information contact:

Mark Slingluff
(330) 489-0050

CANTON, OH. – Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems continues its efforts to provide fleets with seamless system integration and maintenance-free suspension systems by incorporating its patented Precision240™ two-piece spindle nut system into its line-up of Ready-To-Roll® (RTR®) proprietary wheel-end packages. The Precision240 nut, designed for tapered spindles, will be an available option with Hendrickson’s HVS® and HLS® wheel-end packages beginning third quarter 2012.

Precision240 joins the popular and successful Precision320™ nut system which has been available on Hendrickson’s HXL7, a seven-year limited warranty wheel-end system since August 2009.

These patented two-piece spindle nut systems provide fine-tuned adjustment increments, nearly five times the adjustment resolution of other popular two-piece systems, to achieve more precise end play settings than traditional and more complicated three-piece spindle nut systems.

“Hendrickson’s precision spindle nut systems serve as another example of design ingenuity from Hendrickson. The precise adjustment mechanism employed by our precision nuts allows Hendrickson to control the amount of pre-load on the bearings during installation,” remarked Perry Bahr, general manager and vice president of Hendrickson Trailer Commercial Vehicle Systems. “Our Precision240 nut system maximizes bearing and seal life and keeps trailers on the road rather than in the shop” added Bahr.

Hendrickson’s patented precision nut systems guarantee bearing end play is set correctly the first time, and allow Hendrickson technicians to precisely install wheel-ends in light preload, which maximizes seal and bearing life. As part of Hendrickson’s line-up of proprietary long-life wheel-end packages, the Precision240 and Precision320 nut systems are essential for fleets seeking maximized return on investment and longer trailer life cycles.

Hendrickson, a Boler company, is a leading global manufacturer and supplier of heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; and bumper and trim components to the global commercial transportation industry. Hendrickson, based in Itasca, Ill., USA, continues to meet the needs of the transportation industry after more than 95 years. Visit the Hendrickson Web site at