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    Meritor axles ready for extreme duty

    September 21, 2018 12:17PM by

    Meritor is supporting severe-duty applications with the new MX-610 front drive axle and MZ-610 tridem rear axle. The MZ-610 tridem offers wide-ranging axle ratings and a high ground clearance as well as a gross axle weight rating of 60 tons

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    Navistar standardizes Dana Spicer single drive axles

    July 24, 2018 10:54AM by Truck News

    Navistar has made Dana Spicer single drive axles standard on its MV Series medium-duty trucks. It will include the Dana Spicer S110, S130, S140, S170, and S190 models, as well as the 060 series. “Our medium-duty trucks and buses are

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    Dana gets standard position on T270/T370

    July 19, 2018 3:18PM by

    Kenworth T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks now come standard with Dana Spicer S140 single-reduction, single-drive axles. The Kenworth T270 features the Dana Spicer S17-140 rated at 16,000 lb., while the Kenworth T370 is standard with the Dana Spicer S21-140 rated

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    Dana shows new axles, updated tire analytics program

    March 4, 2018 5:46PM by James Menzies

    ATLANTA, Ga. – Two new lighter-weight axles and an updated tire analytics platform were among product introductions made by Dana at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Spring meetings. The Spicer S172 single drive axle and D172 tandem axle will replace

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    Meritor introduces lighter-weight axles

    March 2, 2016 10:50AM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Meritor introduced a lighter-weight MFS+ steer axle and 13X drive axle at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s spring meetings. The MFS+ steer axle for linehaul applications is about 85 lbs lighter, thanks to a new gooseneck beam

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    October 15, 2015 1:02PM by James Menzies

    On Monday, I travelled to Hagerstown, Md., where Mack was celebrating the inauguration of a new axle line at its powertrain plant there. This was quite the party, with AC/DC blasting from the speakers at 10:30 in the morning and

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    Mack brings axle production to Hagerstown powertrain plant

    October 14, 2015 7:25AM by James Menzies

    HAGERSTOWN, Md. — Mack Trucks has completed a long-term goal of consolidating all powertrain production at its Hagerstown, Md. plant. Drive axle production has been brought to the plant, which also produces Mack engines, its manual and automated transmissions and

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    Meritor adds lightweight trailer axle, faster axle ratios and a new 6×2

    February 16, 2015 4:06PM by James Menzies

    NASHVILLE, Tenn. — Faster axle ratios and the industry’s lightest-weight trailer axle were among the new products Meritor showcased at the Technology & Maintenance Council meetings. Its MTec6 trailer axle is 36 lbs lighter than the industry-standard five-inch trailer axle,

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    New Detroit drive axles introduced

    February 13, 2015 8:00AM by Truck News

    DETROIT, Mich. — New Model 6 Detroit drive axles have been introduced to save weight and improve efficiency. The new axles are available in single drive 4×2 or 6×2 configurations with ratios from 2.28-5.88. New features include weight-optimized housings, hollow

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    Dana expands extended warranty coverage options

    November 17, 2014 8:50AM by Truck News

    MAUMEE, Ohio — Dana has broadened the extended protection plans available for its drive axles used in on-highway applications in the US and Canada. It is now offering optional warranty coverage beyond the standard five-year/750,000 mile plan on select single

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    May 27, 2014 8:02AM by James Menzies

    I recently railed in Hooked Up about the government’s reluctance to allow 6×2 axle configurations, where power is supplied by just one of the two drive axles, saving fleets about 400 lbs per truck, which can be converted into payload


    May 27, 2014 7:53AM by James Menzies

    I spent a few days last week in Detroit talking integration with the Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) folks. They took the wraps off the new Integrated Detroit Powertrain (IDP), which features the Detroit DD15 engine, DT12 automated mechanical transmission

  • Daimler boosts powertrain integration, employs downspeeding

    May 22, 2014 11:31AM by James Menzies

    DETROIT, Mich. — Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA) has upped its fuel economy gain once again, assembling a fully integrated powertrain that utilizes downspeeding. The company has set a goal of improving on its fuel economy by 5% every two

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    Meritor adds two new ratios for 14X tandem drive axle

    May 16, 2014 2:39PM by Truck News

    TROY, Mich. — Meritor is offering two new ratios for its 14X rear-drive axle for improved fuel economy, the company announced. The company will offer the 14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio beginning in June, while a 2.85