Axle lift systems

VDL Weweler has more than 30 years experience in the development and production of axle lift systems. Our range of patented axle lift systems can be used for lifting air-suspended axles. This results in reduced tyre wear and a reduction in vehicle fuel consumption and maintenance costs.

The Bolt-on® axle lift was developed as a standard option for all VDL Weweler air suspensions, and the current range also covers axle lifts for BPW, Jost and SAF air suspension systems. We have carefully looked at the axle lifts available on the market and have improved the assembly time, as well as specifications such as ground clearance. In addition to the Bolt-On® axle lifts, which are side mounted, VDL Weweler also offers a range of mid lifts, as well as a side mounted rocker and cradle axle lifts.

Our Bolt-On® axle lifts are exceptionally compact and are one of the lightest of their kind. The Bolt-On® axle lift is attached to the hanger bracket, and, thanks to the ingenious design, there is no need to remove the pivot bolt during installation on several types of axle lifts. Our systems are therefore extremely suitable for retrofitting. Most of our axle lifts can be mounted within 2 minutes, without the need of special tools and equipment, and the simple installation process is appreciated by many trailer builders. Our axle lifts have undergone extensive field testing during the development. All axle lifts are end-coated.

Below here you can find several available VDL Weweler axle lifts.

VDL Weweler
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  • The Bolt-On® AL-457 is developed for VDL Weweler HD drum and disc brake systems.
  • The axle lift can be used with single and twin leaf trailing arms up to 13t. axles.
  • Light weight solution with improved ground clearance.
  • The hook lift design eliminates the need to remove the pivot bolt, resulting in an assembly time of under 10 minutes. 
  • Extremely suitable for retrofitting.
  • Easy to fit, with no special need for specific tools or equipment.
  • Also suitable for twin tire axles due to the air spring offset possibility in the axle lift.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.
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  • The Bolt-On® AL-462-II is developed for VDL Weweler MBS-F and HD drum and disc brake systems.
  • The axle lift can be used with single and twin leaf trailing arms up to 13t. axles.
  • Light weight solution with improved ground clearance.
  • Easy to fit, with no special need for specific tools or equipment.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.
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  • The Bolt-On® AL-478-II & AL-484-II are developed for VDL Weweler MBS® drum and disc brake systems:
    • - MBS-100 range
    • - MBS-200 range
    • - MBS-V range
    • - MBS-W range
  • Light weight solution with improved ground clearance.
  • The hanger bracket mounted lift design eliminates the need to remove the pivot bolt, resulting in an assembly time of under 5 minutes. 
  • Extremely suitable for retrofitting.
  • Easy to fit, with no special need for specific tools or equipment.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.
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  • The AL-491 Mega Axle Lift is developed for VDL Weweler air suspension systems.
  • Lightweight alternative for the Mid Lift.Highly suitable for systems that have extreme limited ground clearance.
  • Suitable for drum and disc brake systems.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.
Universal
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  • The Mid Lift range is developed for universal under slung air suspension systems.
  • Available for the following axles:
    • AL-138 for Ø127mm axles
    • AL-191 for []120mm axles
    • AL-193 for Ø146mm axles
    • AL-057 for []150mm axles
  • Highly suitable for systems that have limited ground clearance.
  • Suitable for drum and disc brake systems.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.
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  • The universal lightweight Bolt-On® AL-495 “Rocker” axle lift is developed and suited for several different running gear brands.
  • Specific for low loader applications with disc or drum brakes and small 17.5” tires. Also for (self) steer axles.
  • Optimal ground clearance on low underslung applications. The axle lift is also suitable for overslung suspensions
  • The clever patented rocker design places the air spring ingeniously on the inside of the vehicle, protecting it from the tires and potential debris. With the additional advantage that the axle lift is also suitable for nearly all axles under a vehicle.
  • Suitable for truck applications with the advantage that the lift air spring is located underneath the chassis rail.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.
SAF-Holland
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  • The Bolt-On® AL-460-II is developed for SAF Modul drum and disc brake systems:
    • Air suspension serie M
    • Air suspension serie EO
  • Light weight solution with improved ground clearance.
  • The patented hook lift design eliminates the need to remove the pivot bolt, resulting in an assembly time of under 5 minutes.
  • Extremely suitable for retrofitting.
  • Easy to fit, with no special need for specific tools or equipment.
  • Also suitable for twin tire axles due to the air spring offset possibility in the axle lift.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.
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  • The Bolt-On® AL-489-II is developed for SAF Intradisc Plus and Intradrum air suspensions:
    • IU Serie
    • IO Serie
  • Sold exclusively through SAF-Holland.
  • Lightweight solution with improved ground clearance.
  • The patented hook lift design eliminates the need to remove the pivot bolt, resulting in an assembly time of under 5 minutes.
  • Extremely suitable for retrofitting.
  • Easy to fit, with no special need for specific tools or equipment.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.
BPW
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  • The Bolt-On® AL-459 is developed for BPW SL drum and disc brake systems:
    • SLM
    • SLO
  • The axle lift can be used with single and double leaf springs and 9t. and 12t. axles.
  • Light weight solution with improved ground clearance.
  • Easy to fit, with no special need for specific tools or equipment.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.
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  • The Bolt-On® AL-476 is developed for BPW Airlight II drum and disc brake systems:
    • ALU
    • ALM
    • ALO
    • ALMT
  • The AL-476 can be used with the welded and bolted bracing.
  • Light weight solution with improved ground clearance.
  • The patented hook lift design eliminates the need to remove the pivot bolt, resulting in an assembly time of under 5 minutes.
  • Extremely suitable for retrofitting.
  • Easy to fit, with no special need for specific tools or equipment.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.
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  • The Bolt-On® AL-490-II is developed for BPW EAC drum and disc brake systems:
  • AU / AM / BM / BO
  • The AL-490-II can be used with the welded and bolted bracing.
  • One lightweight solution that covers the whole BPW EAC range without the need of any additional parts.
  • The hanger bracket mounted lift design eliminates the need to remove the pivot bolt, resulting in an assembly time of under 5 minutes.
  • Extremely suitable for retrofitting.
  • Easy to fit, with no special need for specific tools or equipment.
  • All axle lifts parts are end-coated.