KME Fire Apparatus, a subsidiary of REV Group (NYSE: REVG) and an industry-leading manufacturer of fire apparatus announces the launch of the Hendrickson STEERTEK NXT Front Axle and Suspension System on KME Custom Chassis pumper, tankers, rescue and aerials.

The Hendrickson STEERTEK NXT Front Axle and Suspension System utilize an innovative spring clamp group and a fabricated box shaped axle. The combination of those two features allows for a reduction in weight, increase in performance and added durability, when compared to traditional I-beam axles and suspensions.

The benefits of the Hendrickson STEERTEK NXT Front Axle and Suspension System include:

  • Maximized Ride Comfort and Handling: The STEERTEK NXT System incorporates a custom-tuned shock and an optimized parabolic spring.  A threaded pin bushing is utilized in the spring end allowing for simplification of spring alignment as well as longer service life, and improved roll stability.
  • Increased Maneuverability: STEERTEK NXT offers multiple Ackermann configurations along with a 45” wheel cut to achieve tighter turning radius and greater maneuverability.
  • Reduced Maintenance: One-piece knuckle design reduces maintenance and downtime. Premium pin bushings and seals provide enhanced protection.
  • Added Durability: The STEERTEK NXT front axle is rated up to 24,000 lbs., can be combined with either “S” Cam brakes or disc brakes and consists of a fabricated cross section construction with 100 ksi plate and continuous beam architecture to minimize stress points.

“The STEERTEK NXT has been thoroughly engineered by KME and Hendrickson to provide maximum benefits to our custom chassis customers, “commented Bruce Nalesnik, KME Chassis Product Manager. “We are excited to add this innovative product to KME apparatus.”

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