Jost International has introduced two new lightweight landing gear products designed to reduce trailer weight without compromising strength.
Each is built with the standard Jost internal gearbox, which protects the gearing from abuse and moisture intrusion.
AlumiLightX, Jost’s AX100 Aluminum Hybrid Landing Gear Series, rated at 50,000-lb lift capacity and 27,000-lb side load capacity, is said to be durable, lightweight and corrosion resistant. To reduce weight, the upper leg is manufactured from extruded aluminum, and features a heavy-duty reinforced strap for superior side-load strength. The lower leg is made from polyester-coated HSLA steel for added corrosion protection. The AlumiLightX is available with inside and outside mount. A full set can save as much as 40 pounds.
A set of the new Jost UL500 landing gear, with rated lift capacity of 55,000 lb. and side load capacity of 29,000 lb. is at least 27 pounds lighter than similarly rated landing gear. A re-engineered lift nut and the HSLA material used in the manufacture of the UL500 landing gear reduces weight without decreasing strength. Each leg can be outfitted with a grease tube for reduced maintenance requirements.
“Reducing the weight of trailers in order to increase payload and/or to improve fuel efficiency is a high priority for many commercial fleets,” commented Brian Moynihan, OEM Sales Manager – Trailer Products for Jost. “Spec’ing a set of landing gear that can help in that regard makes sense. Our new products do that without giving up any of the quality Jost is known for.”
Like other JOST landing gear, the UL500 and AX100 have no external gearbox, which can be damaged by abuse and the affects of water and corrosive chemicals. The Jost gearing mechanism is an integral part of the sturdy leg column protecting it from the elements. Jost landing gear are manufactured in the USA at Grand Haven, Mich.
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