Muskegon, Michigan, February 26, 2017 – SAF-HOLLAND, a leading global manufacturer of trailer suspension and axle systems, truck suspensions, fifth wheels, landing gear, and coupling products, introduces the next model in their lightweight SAF CBX AeroBeam series, the CBX23 AeroBeamTM Fixed Frame Air Suspension. The CBX23 AeroBeam is now the lightest weight air suspension in the industry, providing the optimal balance of strength and weight for ultimate performance in on-highway applications including flatbed, tanker, and other weight sensitive vocation applications.

“Expanding the lightweight AeroBeam Series into the on-highway vocational trailer segment supports our promise to bring innovative suspension technology to market,” said Jeff Talaga, Vice President of Sales and Strategic Development, Americas. “The CBX23 AeroBeam carries with it features that deliver measurable benefits for improved efficiency and safety performance.”

Lightest Weight Fixed Frame Air Suspension

Designed for greater fleet efficiency, the SAF CBX23 AeroBeam Fixed Frame Suspension has a base weight of 465 pounds1; 45 pounds lighter overall than the previous generation CBX23 and 25 pounds per axle lighter then the nearest competitive fixed frame air suspension. Per Greenhouse Gas (GHG) Phase 2 legislation, the 45-pound savings will reduce the GHG gas emission by 660 pounds over 10 years2.

Setting new standards in the on-highway vocational air ride market, the CBX23 AeroBeam is built to stand up to the rigorous demands of the vocational on-highway market. Standard features include heat-treated cast alloy suspension beams, 80 ksi frame brackets and a 5.75-inch diameter friction-welded axle that is 12% thicker than competitive axles. Covered by a 5-year warranty structural warranty, the CBX23 AeroBeam is designed to provide years of trouble-free service.

Combined with the streamlined AeroBeam design, the new CBX23 AeroBeam provides trailer builders more flexibility. It can be adapted to fit a wide range of trailer types with multiple frame brackets styles, including weld-on tapered top, weld-on with wing and bolt on.

Like all SAF suspension systems, the CBX23 AeroBeam is treated with BLACK ARMOUR®, which provides hot dip galvanized level protection without the added weight or cost of HDG. Eco-friendly BLACK ARMOUR chemically bonds with metal to form a protective layer that is impervious to water and stands up against the harsh anti-icing agents used on roadways.

The patented SwingAlignTM system makes maintaining axle adjustment quick and easy. Industry standard service components including air springs, shocks, HCVs, and actuators reduce maintenance costs and downtime.

The CBX23 AeroBeam is available with the optional NewP89™ or P89 Plus™ Air Disc Brake System. Backed by a 5-Year Warranty, the New P89 sets a new industry standard for value. The P89 Plus is a premium ADB package that includes a 7-year maintenance-free bearing system and premium rotors to provide a significant reduction in the total cost of ownership.

Designed for varying load operations, the SAF Auto-PosiLift Automatic Axle Lift System is available on the CBX23 AeroBeam. The Auto-PosiLift system is programmed to automatically lift the front axle in a trailer tandem a minimum of 4 inches when it senses that only one axle is necessary to carry the load.

The CBX23 AeroBeam is the lightest weight, most durable fixed frame air suspension available, and is backed with 5-year structural warranty.


SAF-HOLLAND S.A., located in Luxembourg, is the largest listed supplier to the commercial vehicle market in Europe. With sales of approximately EUR 1,060 million in 2015 and more than 3,100 employees, the company is one of the world’s leading manufacturers and suppliers of chassis-related systems and components primarily for trailers, trucks, buses, and recreational vehicles. The product range comprises axle and suspension systems, fifth wheels, kingpins, and landing gear and is marketed under the brands SAF, Holland, and Neway. SAF-HOLLAND sells its products to Original Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) on six continents. The Aftermarket Business Unit sells spare parts to the Original Equipment Service (OES) of the manufacturers and to end customers and service centers through its own extensive global service and distribution network. SAF-HOLLAND is one of the few suppliers in the truck and trailer industry that is internationally positioned in almost all markets worldwide.

1 Weight includes suspension, 71.5-inch track taper spindle axles with 16.5-inch x 7.0-inch foundation brakes, and taper weld-on steel frame brackets

2 Per EPA SmartWay®, Weight Reduction – A Glance at Clean Freight Strategies, EPA420F09-043;