Liteflex, Englewood, OH is introducing a new heavy-duty trailer spring rated at 25,000 lbs and targeted for the more demanding applications of tankers and reefers. It has been field tested for five years in several locations with outstanding performance and reliability. The rubber jounce bumper, which is in constant contact with the frame rail, provides a ride significantly better than steel and very close to an air ride suspension. The weight is 68 lbs per axle lighter than heavy-duty steel springs and 200 lbs lighter than air ride. The spring is similar to the one introduced in 2006 but designed to provide better performance in those more demanding applications.
The bottom line is that this spring provides the best value when comparing ride, performance, cost, weight and maintenance.
Liteflex is a privately held company since 2001 with world headquarters and manufacturing sites located in the Dayton, Ohio area. Liteflex springs have been in production for 30 years. They are in use on over 15 million vehicles, including GM, Ford, Range Rover, DaimlerChrysler, Iveco, Kenworth, Peterbilt, Freightliner and Navistar, and others. The company has a 30 year heritage of GM, Inland and Delphi composite technology with a new entrepreneurial spirit of innovation.