For over a century, Hendrickson has been an innovator in commercial suspension technology. Today, Hendrickson manufactures state of the art suspension and control systems for medium and heavy-duty commercial vehicles and trailers. Hendrickson manufactures and distributes its products globally, leading innovation in reliable suspension systems, from tire pressure control systems to brake systems, specialized axles, leaf springs, shocks, and otherwise. Here at Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, we believe in only utilizing the best products available for our heavy hauling truck drivers and that's why we choose Hendrickson Parts. For decades, Hendrickson has maintained a reputation for reliable, advanced solutions to the obstacles of commercial vehicle use. If you’re looking for a suspension upgrade for your truck, trailer, bus, commercial vehicles, or maintenance on an existing system, stop in here at Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair and let's talk about Hendrickson to see what the best option is for your specific needs. Our expert technicians will show you your options and help you decide on one that suits your needs, and handle the installation. With our team of certified mechanics, you’ll leave our shop confident that your vehicles are outfitted with the best products on the market, installed by professionals you can trust.
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The leading global manufacturer and supplier of medium-and heavy-duty mechanical, elastomeric, and air suspensions; integrated and non-integrated axle systems; auxiliary lift axle systems; parabolic and multi-leaf springs; bumper and trim components to the global commercial transportation industry.
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The World Rides On Us® summarizes Hendrickson's growing global position in the commercial transportation industry and the on-going drive to build relationships and provide services that benefit fleets, owner-operators, and truck and trailer manufacturers around the world.
AIRTEK® Integrated Front Air Suspension & Steer Axle System available at Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair in St Augustine, FL
Hendrickson's Quality is why we choose it here in our shop! For large trucks, it is the best choice in the industry.
The Hendrickson story began in 1913 with the founding of The Hendrickson Motor Truck Company by inventor and businessman Magnus Hendrickson. This small Chicago-based manufacturing company built trucks often equipped with cranes, which were used to haul stone and other building materials.
In 1926, Hendrickson introduced the first tandem truck suspension, which mounted the axles on each end of an equalizing beam. This unique "walking beam" design distributed the truck's load evenly between the two rear axles, which improved traction and greatly reduced the effects of bumps and potholes in the road. The walking beam soon gained widespread acceptance among the industry's new 6x4 "six-wheeler" trucks, which allowed more payload.
In 1978, The Boler Company, whose holdings included manufacturers of leaf springs and metal bumpers, purchased Hendrickson. In the years that followed, Hendrickson would expand into or acquire additional businesses in related areas: trailer suspension systems, auxiliary axle systems, springs, metal bumpers, and other heavy-duty components.
Eventually, Hendrickson sold the truck manufacturing operation to focus solely on suspension systems and related components. Today, Hendrickson is comprised of state-of-the-art facilities, technical centers, and manufacturing centers committed to serving the transportation industry with innovative products that help improve productivity and profitability. Across the globe, Hendrickson’s proud heritage reflects 100 years as the leading innovator and manufacturer of suspension systems and components for the global heavy-duty vehicle industry.
If you need a solution for your large heavy haul rig then let's talk Hendrickson and get you squared away, stop in Melvin's Auto & Truck Repair at St Augustine today and discuss your "perfect solution".
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