Frames are fabricated from high strength, low-alloy steel with excellent weld characteristics and extreme low temperature properties. The front axle is an integral, fixed part of the front frame. The rear axle center oscillates eight degrees.
Unique forged ball and socket joints are utilized in multiple pivot locations (lift arms, rear axle, frame articulation, hoist cylinders). These joints are superior in absorbing and distributing multi-directional stresses. Features easily replaceable brass liners for long life and easy maintenance.
High strength castings are used in key areas of fabricated structures to reduce stress and improve structural life.