Savannah, GA,
28
March
2014
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05:01 AM
America/New_York

Automatic Axle Lift Perfect for Varying Loads

Summary


The SAF-HOLLAND SAF CBX40 with Auto-PosiLift automatic axle lift system, which is a spec' option on certain Great Dane trailers, provides a unique solution. It is designed for varying load operations such as beverage distribution, less-than-truckload, food service and other multi-stop fleets, as well as fleets running empty miles.

The SAF-HOLLAND SAF CBX40 with Auto-PosiLift automatic axle lift system, which is a spec' option on certain Great Dane trailers, provides a unique solution. It is designed for varying load operations such as beverage distribution, less-than-truckload, food service and other multi-stop fleets, as well as fleets running empty miles. It uses a unique ABS with built-in lift axle functionality supplied by Meritor WABCO. A sensor in the system's air spring supply line reads the air spring pressure of the rear air springs and determines whether to automatically raise the front axle or leave it in the down position.

With the power on and trailer parking brakes released, the Auto-PosiLift system is programmed to automatically lift the front axle in a trailer tandem a maximum of four inches when it senses that only one axle is necessary to carry the load. With the tractor power off, the trailer parking brakes engaged or in the event of a loss of power, the system automatically deploys the front axle to the down position. The position of the front axle remains constant when the vehicle is in motion.

Benefits Include:
• Significant fuel savings
• Reduced tire-wear
• Reduced toll charges