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Integrated Front Air Suspension and Steer Axle System

Save up to 97 pounds with AIRTEK. With a unique design that provides increased stability, improved ride and comfort, and reduced maintenance, AIRTEK is the industry’s first front air suspension and steer axle system. Combined with Hendrickson’s STEERTEK™ NXT axle, AIRTEK can offer up to 97 pounds of weight savings over standard suspensions for applications rated between 12,000 – 14,000 pounds.

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17730-243 AIRTEK/ STEERTEK NXT-Freightliner, Western Star and Sterling Tech Procedure REV E06/129M 17730-247 AIRTEK - Volvo Tech ProcedureREV G07/127.5Mb 17730-250 AIRTEK - Mack Tech ProcedureREV D07/127.3MB 17730-252 SOFTEK/AIRTEK/STEERTEK International Tech ProcedureREV F07/1210.3 Mb 17730-236 AIRTEK Freightliner Vehicles Pre-delivery Inspection and Preventive MaintenanceREV B12/13294kb 17730-313 AIRTEK for Hoist Liftruck T-SeriesREV A03/195.3MB SEU-0102 STEERTEK NXT/STEERTEK Axle Technical Bulletin Towing ProcedureREV C09/11346 KB SEU-0211 AIRTEK Technical Bulletin New Height Adjustment ProcedureREV A01/02111 KB SEU-0215 AIRTEK Bulletin-Freightliner/Sterling/Western Star VehiclesREV A07/04120k SEU-0220 AIRTEK Bulletin-Volvo Dual Height Control ValvesREV A04/05209k SEU-0223 STEERTEK NXT/STEERTEK/IFS Technical Bulletin Tie RodsREV D03/15205kb SEU-0224 AIRTEK Technical Bulletin-Mack Dual Height Control ValvesREV A02/06195k SEU-0226 AIRTEK Technical Bulletin for Volvo HCV and Air Spring AssemblyREV A08/06245k SEU-0227 STEERTEK Bulletin-Unauthorized Axle Camber ModificationsREV A06/11263kb 59310-011 Kingpin Bushing Service Kit Assembly InstructionsREV D09/13416 KB 59310-017 AIRTEK-Thrust Bearing Service Kit Assembly InstructionsREV B09/08152 KB 59310-026 AIRTEK for Volvo Dual HCV Ass'y InstructionsREV A01/06523k 59310-030 AIRTEK-Mack Dual HCV Assembly InstructionsREV A04/06445k 59310-034 AIRTEK Freightliner and Sterling Dual HCV Assembly InstructionsREV C07/09345k 59310-044 AIRTEK for Volvo Vehicles Equipped with U-bolt Clamp Group - Steering Stabilizer Kits REV B04/10215k 59310-053 AIRTEK Assembly Inst. for International Vehicles Equipped - Steering Stabilizer Kits REV A08/11423k 59310-065 AIRTEK for Freightliner Vehicles built prior to May 2016REV C12/17545kB 59310-066 Steering Stabilizer Kit AIRTEK for Volvo VehcilesREV A05/17394kB

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.
 

Lightweight

  • 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.