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Meritor reaches 100,000-unit mark for 14X tandem drive axle

TROY, Mich. -- Meritor has sold more than 100,000 14X tandem drive axles since 2010, the company announced.


TROY, Mich. — Meritor has sold more than 100,000 14X tandem drive axles since 2010, the company announced.

“We would like to thank our customers for their support of our products. They are the most important element of our business,” said Joe Plomin, vice-president, North and South America, Truck, Meritor.

The features of the 14X axle include ratios ranging from 2.47-7.17, 20% larger inter-axle differential and fewer parts than the RT145, an axle breather to prevent water and other contaminants from entering the carrier while keeping lube in place and an Amboid gearing design to improve inter-axle driveline angles. The axle can handle up to 2,050 ft-lbs of torque, and reduce maintenance and downtime.

“As a result of listening to our customers and understanding the focus on fuel economy and reliability, we engineered the Meritor 14X axle to deliver improved fuel economy, maximum performance and superior efficiency for North American fleets,” Plomin said.


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