Trucks are classified based on their “Gross Vehicle Weight Rating” (GVWR).
This is a rating system used by manufacturers and governments that limit the maximum amount of weight a truck can haul including, the truck, fuel, load on the truck and the passengers. Trucks are classified from Class 1 small pickups with a GVWR of 6,000 lbs. or less to class 8 with a GVWR of 33,001 lbs. or greater and everything in between.
While the primary function of the passenger car is to haul people the primary application of the truck is to haul things. As the class of the truck increases the size and weight of the parts that go into the vehicle increase.
Eaton Steel Bar Company (ESBC) supplies all classes of trucks from the pickup you may be driving to the class 8 truck which delivers our steel daily, just-in-time to our customers. Hot rolled and cold finished rounds, squares and hexagons are used to produce a variety of parts from the smallest hydraulic connections to large gears and shafts. A full spectrum of commonly stocked grades are used as well as customized grades for unique applications. A full range of sizes produced or distributed by ESBC are used to produce, high quality, parts for the trucking industry. Below is a list of typical parts produced from Eaton Steel Bars. or less to class 8 with a GVWR of 33,001 lbs.
- King pins
- Injector components
- Steering components
- Brake components
- Drive train components
- Wheel, hub and axle components
- Hangers, hooks and rings