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    Axle options for Kenworth cabovers

    May 22, 2018 9:09AM by Truck News

    Kenworth has added three Dana Spicer axles to K270 and K370 medium-duty cabovers. The truck models are now available with the Dana Spicer S140 Series of single-reduction, single-drive axles, with gross axle weight ratings from 16,000 to 21,000 lb. The

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    Workhorse using Dana axle

    May 2, 2018 9:16AM by Truck News

    Dana and Workhorse Group have joined forces to develop a city delivery vehicle featuring Dana Spicer’s electrified integrated e-Drive axle. The axle sheds 388 lb. when compared to other options, in an optimized package that allows for more battery space

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    Peterbilt introducing standard track steer axles

    March 23, 2018 4:27PM by Truck News

    Peterbilt will make standard track configurations of Paccar’s 20k and 22k steer axles beginning this May. Paccar’s heavy-duty steer axles are available on Models 567, 520, 389, 367, 365 and 348, and are ideal for vocational applications such as heavy-haul,

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    Standard track options from Kenworth

    March 16, 2018 3:03PM by Truck News

    Kenworth has unveiled new standard track options for proprietary 20,000- and 22,800-pound Paccar front axles. The axles were introduced last year with wide track configurations, and are available in Kenworth Class 8 vocational models. The 20,000-pound rating achieved with 425-series

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    Meritor Launches “Most Efficient” Drive Axle Ever

    January 3, 2018 12:00AM by Jim Park

    Meritor unveiled its new 14X HE high-efficiency linehaul tandem drive axle on Feb. 26 here at the Technology & Maintenance Council’s Annual Meeting & Transportation Technology Exhibition.

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    Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect

    April 18, 2017 12:00AM by Jim Park

    First revealed at the Mid-America Trucking Show in March, Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect drive axle system offers the fuel savings benefit of a downsped 6×2 drivetrain and the performance benefits of conventional 6×4 setup with a mid-range axle ratio. The key word here is disconnect. While running at speeds up to about 54 mph, the system functions as a 6×4 with torque going to all four wheels for optimum traction. It also runs at a 3.10:1 ratio for better performance and startability. Above 54 mph, the interaxle driveshaft disengages, leaving the driving to only the forward drive axle. Interestingly, the axle ratio of the forward axle is 2.26:1, which lowers engine rpm and in effect creates a downsped drive train. The benefit, of course, is better fuel economy resulting from a 300-400 rpm drop in engine speed.

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    Eaton Shifts Inside Talent

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    Eaton Canada shifts into gear with new team members: Mike Sharpe, Steve McCallum and Bud Ralf.

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    Kenworth boasts fuel savings with new axle lube

    August 1, 2014 12:00AM by Martin Smith

    KIRKLAND, Wash. — PACCAR will be making full synthetic axle lube standard on its class 5 to 8 models in the U.S. and Canada starting this summer.