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Integrated Front Suspension and Steer Axle System

SOFTEK® is an integrated front suspension and robotically welded steer axle that work together to form an integrated torsion system. This lightweight system delivers enhanced ride, stability and handling characteristics while reducing weight and maintenance. SOFTEK utilizes STEERTEK, Hendrickson's fabricated, box-section front steer axle. STEERTEK is also available with the AIRTEK front air suspension.


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Superb Ride

  • Optimized leaf spring design and premium shocks result in an outstanding ride.

Stability and Handling

  • Leaf spring assembly forms torsion system with box section axle, enhancing roll stability characteristics.

Weight Savings

  • The unique design of the STEERTEK axle contributes to a lightweight design


  • Durable rubber bushings require no lubrication.

Reduced Maintenance

  • Unique two-piece knuckle design eliminates the need to remove the kingpin to service the knuckle.

Up to 55 Degrees of Wheel Cut

  • Superior maneuverability in tight spaces, such as school parking lots, city streets, gas station and camp grounds.