Ingersoll Axle By Dexter Launches Smart-Steer 2.0 and Smart-AXL at the 2017 Mid-America Truck Show

ELKHART, INDIANA (March 21, 2017) – Ingersoll Axle by Dexter, the leading name in North America for self-steer axles & suspensions for trailers, is launching two new innovative products at the Mid-America Trucking Show held in Louisville, Kentucky March 23 – 25, 2017.

SMART-STEER 2.0 is the next generation of self-steer axles. Ingersoll Axle’s engineering team diligently designed a smarter, easier to use system. This is possible through the introduction of the engineered bolt-on steer arm, allowing quick change in steer angles (12°, 20°, 25°, 28°, & 30°) reducing repair costs and downtime. The advanced, slimmer torpress design eliminates the proportioning valve resulting in better performance, increased reliability, longer life, and ease of service. “With these three unique features, our self-steer axles are now easier to use, easier to maintain and more cost effective than ever before. You will save both time and money on everything over the life of the product. This translates into higher operating efficiencies and lower costs per mile for fleets using our Ingersoll Self Steer Axle by Dexter,” states Steve McManus, VP of Sales for Ingersoll Axle by Dexter.

Ingersoll Axle’s new SMART-AXL suspension is a top mount integrated suspension system for weight-conscious tandem and tridem applications such as tankers, flat beds, grain and livestock haulers. SMART-AXL is developed with a capacity of 23,000 pounds with ride heights from 14 to 19-inches. The unique suspension design will result in a smooth ride, advanced performance and ultimate durability. The unique patented tri-functional pivot bushing features a voidless design & oval core eliminating a potential failure mode in the industry standard pivot bushing design. The oval metal core provides a 30% larger surface offering better pivot connection clamping to reduce chances of delamination. All parts in the SMART-AXL suspension line are interchangeable with the industry standard translating to less inventory and down time. “Although we were the pioneers in creating and designing the self-steer in North America others tried and failed to copy our innovative and well thought out designs. Our axles have a proven track record on the roads and highways of North America in all applications,” states McManus. “Adding these new innovations to our already high quality self-steer will always keep us one step ahead of the competition.”

In January 2017, Dexter announced the acquisition of the specialty heavy duty axle and suspension manufacturing assets of Ingersoll Axles from the IMT Group. Ingersoll Axle has been a leading supplier of specialized heavy duty trailer axles and suspensions across North America for over 55 years. Since 1960, Dexter has built a strong reputation as a progressive industry leader. An engineering-driven company dedicated to helping manufacturers and distributors remain competitive, safe, and innovative. Dexter acquired the manufacturing locations in Ingersoll, Ontario; Calgary, Alberta; and Indianapolis, IN.

For more information on the new SMART-STEER 2.0 and SMART-AXL suspension from Ingersoll Axle by Dexter, visit booth #13256 in the North Wing at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Dexter Axle Company agrees to acquire IMT’s axle business

png_transparent_imt_group_full_colourCAMBRIDGE, ONTARIO (Dec 21, 2016) – The IMT Group (“IMT”) is pleased to announce that Dexter Axles Company (“Dexter”) has agreed to acquire IMT’s light, medium and heavy-duty axles business.  The IMT divisions to be acquired by Dexter consist of the Ingersoll Axles division of IMT Partnership in Ingersoll, Ontario and Indianapolis, Indiana, and the light-duty Axle division of  IMT Standen’s Limited Partnership in Calgary, Alberta.

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Disc Brake Caliper Inspection

Over the past several months I have come across many fleets that have the impression that disc brakes on trucks and trailer are maintenance free. This can be a very costly mistake as your disc brakes have mechanical and moving parts that need to be maintained.

Recommended practices advise that you should be taking a look at the state of your brake pads and rotors every 5,000km’s with your wheels mounted, and then after 12 months with the wheels removed. Some people like to go a little longer but a good rule of thumb is to check that stuff out every 5,000km’s to prevent any future issues.

Alignment of your axle should be checked every 32,000 km’s (about 3 months). In that interval, it’s also good to take a look at the brake pad thickness. That will help identify if any seizing is happening with the calipers or not. From there every 75,000km’s (about 6 months) be sure perform a thorough inspection of the entire disc brake unit itself. There’s nothing worse than taking a shortcut to save a buck and end up spending even more on fixing a problem that could have been prevented with a quick check-up.

It is also important to know when you need to inspect certain points of your axles, and if you need your wheels mounted or not. The following are a few examples of what needs to be inspected every 12 months: plugs and protective caps (wheels removed), thrust plate and guide pins (wheel removed), and the actuator or spring brake interface to the caliper with the wheels removed. This will ensure no water ingress to the calipers internal mechanism. These tips help make certain both you and your truck are safe.

Please be sure to review your vehicles maintenance recommendations, as these are just guidelines. Again, you want to prevent anything unwanted from happening while on the road.

– Rudy Wosing, Axle Guru

Truck World 2016

Ingersoll Axles is known as the leading name in North America for self-steer axles & suspensions. This year the Ingersoll Axles team has been working hard to protect you and your truck from the dangers of the road. That’s why at Truck World 2016 you can be one of the first to set your eyes on our new line of Automated, Sophisticated, and Efficient accessories that are sure to make your rig one of the best outfitted vehicles on the road.

The Ingersoll AxleFree_Passs booth (#2444) will invite Truck World 2016 attendees to step into Ingersoll Territory where we will show off the latest premium accessories, 3D-printed models, and virtual displays of our latest innovations.

Highlights will include:

The launch of North America’s first and only fully integrated Yoke Mount Suspension System. Take a look at the 3D-printed models or dive into a virtual display to explore every angle of the ISS Yoke Mount. It’s up to 3X stronger than leading competitors and fits all disc brake sizes.

Introduction of the World’s most advanced Automatic Electronic Landing Leg Drive, the Velocity Drive. Ingersoll Axles invites you to Ingersoll Territory to learn more about how you can reduce injuries, increase efficiency and increase landing leg lifespan with the Velocity Drive.

We will be at booth #2444 at Truck World in Mississauga, ON from April 14- 16!

Use the VIP Code “IMT” to get a free pass to the show!


Mid-America Trucking Show 2016

We are at booth #18216 at the Mid-America Trucking show in Louisville, KY from March 31st – April 2nd! Come by and Scratch & Save for your chance to win up to 20% off the Parts Store!

Mid-America Trucking Show 2016

LOUISVILLE, KY., (March 31, 2016) Ingersoll Axles is known as the leading name in North America for self-steer axles & suspensions. This year at the 2016 Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS) which runs from March 31st until April 1st 2016, we are focusing on showcasing how we are increasing efficiency and safety for our customers.

The Ingersoll Axles booth will invite MATS attendees to step into Ingersoll Territory where we will show off the latest premium accessories, 3D-printed models, and virtual displays of our latest innovations.

Highlights will include:

The Yoke MountThe launch of North America’s first and only fully integrated Yoke Mount Suspension System. Take a look at the 3D-printed models or dive into a virtual display to explore every angle of the ISS Yoke Mount. It’s up to 3X stronger than leading competitors and is compatible with all sizes and types of disc brakes and drum brakes.

Introduction of the World’s most advanced Automatic Landing Leg Drive, the Velocity Drive. Ingersoll Axles invites you to Ingersoll Territory to learn more about how you can reduce injuries, increase efficiency and increase landing leg lifespan with the Velocity Drive.

Feeling lucky? Come by to scratch and save up to 20% your entire Ingersoll Axles Parts Store order. The Parts Store is your one-stop-shop for Ingersoll Axles parts. Shop our selection online at, where ordering is secure and quick.

We love the opportunity to chat with our customers, so stop by booth #18216,  and ask us whatever you want about the latest products and promotions at Ingersoll Axles. See you there!

HDAW 2016

Ingersoll Axles and Standen’s are at booth #825 at Heavy Duty Aftermarket Week 2016 in Las Vegas! Be sure to stop to ask Steve or Phil any questions about Ingersoll Axles or our sister company Standen’s.
Ingersoll Axles - HDAW

Holiday Shut Down Schedule

Ingersoll Axles annual holiday shut down dates are December 21, 2015 – January 4, 2016.

Happy Holidays,
We will see you in the new year!

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