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Severe Duty System

The Hendrickson Severe Duty System HSDS® delivers rugged dependability and outstanding ride quality and control for curtainsiders, platform trailers, tippers, tankers and container chassis.

Our patented TRI-FUNCTIONAL® Bushing in unison with a rigid beam and rigid axle connection provides the ideal combination of ride softness and roll stability. With only two long-life bushings for each suspension, HSDS provides a straight-forward, functional design with few parts to minimize maintenance.

Available with drum brakes, the HSDS supplies responsive, consistent braking power in a reliable and durable package. In addition, standard QUIK-ALIGN® provides fast, easy, accurate axle alignment using standard tools.

Sales Literature

Service Literature

Base Model Maximum Suspension
Maximum Axle
Ride Heights1
HSDS® Up to 30k
(13.6 tonnes)
Up to 30K
(13 tonnes)
15 to 22
(390 to 570mm)

1. Suspension ride heights must be set within Hendrickson specifications in order to provide load equalization among axles and to ensure proper suspension performance. Failure to maintain proper ride height settings can lead to suspension, axle or trailer damage.