2017 - Volume #41, Issue #5, Page #35[ Sample Stories From This Issue | List of All Stories In This Issue | Print this story | Read this issue]
Suspension Experts Can Custom-Build Coil, Leaf Springs“We diagnose problems fast, give people a fair estimate, and get the work done quick, because truckers need to get back on the road as soon as possible,” says Norma Vaughn of Kankakee Spring and Alignment. The Illinois business that she, her brother, and 2 sisters have owned since 2002 has been meeting that goal for 75 years.
Vaughn says, “We work on trucks big or small and have seen them all.” One of their busiest pieces of equipment is the Bee Line Laser Computerized Alignment System. It can handle any make of car and truck up to 16 tons per axle. “Proper alignment can save 2 percent on fuel costs, add thousands of miles to the life of tires, and greatly improve handling on any vehicle.”
The company also replaces coils, hangers, shackles, and broken springs. They align axles on big rigs, press drive shafts, make custom U-bolts, and do “all of the tough stuff that many others avoid,” Vaughn says. One of their employees has 45 years experience and can expertly custom-make leaf and coil springs.
Kankakee can repair or rebuild the suspension for any vehicle, from a small car to commercial-grade trucks, tractor-trailers, and farm equipment. They sell a wide range of suspension parts, helper spring kits, and complete air suspension kits. Vaugh says they also have springs for obsolete vehicles that customers might be restoring.
Contact: FARM SHOW Followup, Kankakee Spring & Alignment, 88 West Issert Drive, Kankakee, Ill. 60901 (ph 815 932-6718; www.kankakeespring.com).
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