Meritor trailer suspension in a lightweight package

Meritor trailer axle

Meritor’s MTA-Tec6 trailer suspension delivers a 23,000-lb. capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other vocational applications – and in a lightweight package.

The standard fully dressed top mount version is 39 lb. lighter than competitive models, while the full-dressed low mount offering is up to 53 lb. lighter, the company says.

The new design is built with the MTec6 axle, which promises 21% more stiffness – delivering better contact between the tire and road, and saving 40 lb. when compared to traditional five-inch axles.

The MTA-Tec6 trailer suspension features a plug-and-play design that’s interchangeable with other trailing arm air ride suspensions, and it fits within the narrow hanger footprint found in current trailer configurations. A proprietary bolt-on cam bushing design makes it possible to service the camshaft without removing the hub, saving about 30 minutes per wheel end.



John G. Smith is the editorial director of Newcom Media's trucking and supply chain publications -- including Today's Trucking,, TruckTech, Transport Routier, Inside Logistics, Solid Waste & Recycling, and Road Today. The award-winning journalist has covered the trucking industry since 1995.

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