8500 Series

8500 Series

FOR FLATBED APPLICATIONS

The 8500 sidemount friction slider is specially designed for platform trailers. This slider is especially well-suited for use with I-beam type frames.
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The 8500 is used in applications where a mounting height approximating that of a standard spring suspension without a slider is desired. This slider utilizes Hutchens sidemount hangers and is only supplied with hangers and pipe braces attached.
- A spring loaded, positive locking-pin mechanism.
- Sturdy sidemount hangers attached to the slider frame resulting in a    reduction of the distance from top of hanger to top of body rail to 9/16 of an inch.
- Structural angle body rails provide strength as well as a wide bearing    surface.
- Minimum width for maximum tire clearance, and extra crossmembers and    gussets for increased strength.
- Adjustable in 4-inch increments allow precise variations in vehicle   weight distribution while providing the wheel base best suited to your    needs.
- Hutch’s locator bar… The best compromise in weight and strength. Solid   steel plugs welded at each end of a steel tube bar make repositioning fast   and easy.
The 8500 slider may be ordered with various spring center dimensions to accommodate different trailer frame widths. The slider is furnished with 192″ body rails. Other lengths up to 240″ are available upon request. Widespreads and tri-axles are also available. Consistent with Hutchens suspensions, the 8500′s gross axle weight rating (G.A.W.R.) is limited to a maximum of 25,000 lbs/axle.
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The 8500 sidemount friction slider is specially designed for platform trailers. This slider is especially well-suited for use with I-beam type frames.