WA | 70,000Kms
6x2 lazy axle option for UD Condor
JUST Trucks 10/07/2012
In response to demand from local operators, UD Trucks have announced an Australian OEM-developed lazy axle kit to suit their medium duty trucks to increase load capacity. The option is now available for Condor series PK 17 280 models.
Fitted by the dealer, the kit comprises a complete hub to hub axle assembly, with all necessary air lines and suspension components. Using the 6450mm "S" wheelbase PK 17 280 (with larger factory inner chassis reinforcement) as a donor vehicle, the truck is reborn in 6x2 configuration.
With the lazy axle fitted, rear axle load capacity is raised to 18,000kg, meeting the standard set by the UD 6x4 Quon models. With a maximum legal rear axle load of 16,500kg, or 17,000kg with Road Friendly Compliance in Victoria, UD easily meets this challenge. In addition, GVM can be increased from 16,500kg to 23,500kg. With the standard larger air compressor, the PK 17 280 can also have the GCM upgraded to the 26,000kg maximum on 6 speed and 32,000kg on the 9 speed and auto models.
The kit will initially be available in two wheelbase configurations of 7,110mm (16 pallet body) and 5,790mm (12 pallet body),with the popular 6,710mm (14 pallet body) configuration to follow.
The system is currently undergoing ADR brake testing, and once complete, this report will assist with the engineering certification system and will ensure these vehicles meet all
ADR35/03 requirements. This extensive program has been undertaken to ensure that the kit is of the usual high engineering standards set by UD Trucks.
The new configuration retains the WABCO ABS anti-lock braking system from the standard PK 17, with the automatic adjusting taper roller setup providing improved responsiveness and reduced stopping distance. The 6x2 variation continues to utilise Road Friendly Compliant Hendrickson air suspension, with the new variant featuring the widely-used HAS460 suspension found in the GW Quon range.
For further information, visit www.udtrucks.com.au