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Meritor WABCO adds trailer lift axle system to portfolio

TROY, Mich. – Meritor WABCO has added an automative trailer lift axle system to its SmartTrac portfolio of products this week.

The company says it is a cost-saving technology to monitor suspension load and manage lift axles for trailers.

“The SmartTrac automatic trailer lift axle control system automatically raises WheelsUPTruckor lowers the axle based on cargo weight,” said Pat Kealy, director, Trailer Systems and Aftermarket for Meritor WABCO. “This system helps reduce fuel costs, tire wear, vehicle downtime and labor and maintenance costs while also increasing wheel-end and brake life.”

The new product works with Meritor WABCO’s trailer roll stability support and ABS. It is fully automated, eliminating the need for drivers to adjust the axle manually. It also complies with the US Department of Transportation legal load limits.

The company added in a press release that it is “compatible with any air ride-equipped lift axle suspension on a trailer and can be configured in several ways” and that “axles can be lowered automatically when the vehicle is put in park.

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