shock absorber FAQ

Shock Absorber FAQ

Hydraulic shock absorbers have been in common use for over a century but still produce a lot of enquiries, so here is the Tech Know shock absorber FAQ, from Hendrickson. To help clear up uncertainties, Hendrickson have put together a list of Frequently Asked Questions to help clear up common shock absorber misconceptions.
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keeping trucks upright

Keeping Trucks Upright

One of the priorities for trucking operators, especially those in the livestock game, is keeping trucks upright and stable. PowerTorque test drives a new technology to assess its effectiveness.
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identifying ride height problems

Identifying Ride Height Problems

Ride Height adjustment on vehicle systems, either truck or trailer, is a critical part of vehicle suspension performance, meaning identifying ride height problems is also critical. The impact of incorrect ride height adjustment can be profound and results in instability and poor ride, as well as degradation of other vehicle system components.
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lift axle control valve inspection and fault diagnosis

Lift Axle Control Valve, Fault Diagnosis

There are no regular maintenance procedures required for Hendrickson lift axle control valves other than to check operation and serviceability, but the lift axle control valve, fault diagnosis are a vital part of a maintenance regime. 
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improving trailer tare

Improving Trailer Tare

Most trucking operators are always looking to improve productivity and one of the methods of achieving this is improving trailer tare. At this year’s LBRCA Conference, PowerTorque found an operator who has come across a useful weight saving trailer design.
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assessing shock absorbers for leaks

Assessing Shock Absorbers for Leaks

Repairers and spare parts distributors are sometimes asked to tackle the inspection task of assessing shock absorbers for leaks. On occasion, it is possible to assess and replace shock absorbers that are mistakenly diagnosed as leaking.
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