Ingersoll Axle by Dexter Is Thrilled to Launch SMART-STEER 2.0 and SMART-AXL at the 2017 Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, KY

PR Newswire — March 21, 2017

ELKHART, Ind., March 21, 2017 /PRNewswire/ — 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

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 or contact Ingersoll Axle at

Please send inquiries to:

2900 Industrial Parkway East Jim Berry, Director of Marketing

Elkhart, Indiana 46515

Phone: 574.295.7888 Phone: 574.296.7343

Fax: 574.296.7368

Dexter has been a leading manufacturer of trailer axles and trailer brakes for
over 50 years for the utility trailer, recreation vehicle, heavy duty,
manufactured housing, agricultural, marine, and specialty trailer markets.
Dexter products are American made in highly automated facilities in Indiana,
Georgia, Oklahoma, California, and Tennessee. Since 1960, OEMs have installed
more than 50 million Dexter Axles with the assurance that they are providing a
quality product that will enhance the safe operation of their trailers. Dexter
Axle is ISO 9001 certified. For more information visit

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