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AIRTEK for yard tractors

Integrated Front Air Suspension and Steer Axle System

AIRTEK® combines superior design and engineering, improving ride and handling versus traditional axle and suspension systems. Its exclusive air springs support the majority of the load, greatly increasing driver comfort.

Hendrickson’s advanced air suspension technology aids in the isolation of noise, vibration and harshness, which helps reduce driver fatigue. AIRTEK provides a premium ride while maintaining constant ride height, improving maneuverability during sudden stops and sharp turns while braking.


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Driver Comfort

  • Air springs support the majority of the vehicle load while providing low spring rate and extremely soft ride.
  • Premium shock absorbers are tuned specifically for AIRTEK.

Stability and Handling

  • Integrated design allows optimized steering geometry for reduced bump steer and wheel kick.
  • The rigid front leaf spring attaches securely to the box section axle, forming a torsion system for enhanced roll stability.
  • AIRTEK and STEERTEK NXT deliver up to 50° wheel cut for improved maneuverability.
  • Height control valve maintains constant ride height.


  • AIRTEK offers up to 97 lbs. of weight savings when compared to a traditional forged axle and steel spring.

Maintenance and Durability

  • Premium kingpin bushings and seals provide enhanced protection from the elements to improve bushing life.
  • Maintenance-free bushings and the two-piece knuckle reduce overall system maintenance.
  • Air springs reduce vibration to cab, chassis, and engine components.
  • Available OEM unitized hubs for extended wheel bearing life.

Brake Compatibility

  • Compatible with drum or disc brakes.
  • Accepts both 5/8" and 3/4" brake hardware.