February 4, 2014
East Manufacturing announces JOST International’s AX150 Alumilight series of landing gear will be standard on all East BST, BST II, MMX and NARROW NECK flatbed trailers and all BST, BST II and XLD drop deck trailers.
“We are pleased to have JOST International as a supplier partner,” says Dave de Poincy, president. “Their advanced technologies provide increased payload, which coincides with our mission to provide optimum payload for our customers.”
The JOST Alumilight series aluminum landing gear is up to 50 lbs. lighter per set than competitive landing gear for added payload and corrosion resistance. Its 6061-T6 extruded aluminum upper leg combined with a Polyester-coated HSLA steel lower leg provides durability to stand up to the harshest conditions, the company says. The AX150 Alumilight Series is maintenance free for 10 years, and comes with a 10-year warranty.
East also says there is no external gearbox that can be damaged and affect performance. The gearing mechanism is integrated into the sturdy leg column, so it protects the gearing and significantly minimizes water intrusion. A silicone-sealed steel cover keeps moisture out to further protect the landing gear from water and road chemical damage, and freezing, the company says.
Available with inboard and outboard mounting, East says standard JOST gear train allows easy interchangeability. A 3∕8 in. by 2 in. reinforcing strap provides superior side load strength. Its maximum static load rating is 160,000 lbs. with a rated lift capacity of 55,000 lbs. and a side load capacity of 29,000 lbs. per set, the company says.
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