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Dana axles for fire, rescue vehicles

April 8, 2019 by John Smith

Dana has launched S35-190FT single-reduction and S35-590FT double-reduction single drive axles with a gross axle weight rating of 35,000 lb. Designed for fire and rescue applications, the axles leverage a high-strength, steel-fabricated housing to support higher weights within a shorter […]

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Ridewell releases axle series

September 14, 2018 by John Smith

Ridewell Suspensions has released a new series of short track axles that can easily be configured with automatic tire inflation systems.  This shorter series axle comes with a .75-inch wall thickness and track widths between 28 and 42 inches. The […]

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Dana Spicer axle standard on KW

July 19, 2018 by John Smith

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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Kenworth unveils Dana axle options

May 22, 2018 by John Smith

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 two S140 Series axles feature a ratio coverage from 3.31 to 6.50, and standard R Series spindles.

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Dana unveils axles, tire management

March 5, 2018 by John Smith

Dana has unveiled two lighter-weight axles and an updated tire analytics program to its portfolio. The Spicer S172 single drive axle and D172 tandem axle will replace the 170 series, Dana announced. Steve Slesinksi, director, global product planning for Dana, […]

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Meritor Launches “Most Efficient” Drive Axle Ever

January 3, 2018 by Dan Robinson

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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New axles for Kenworth T270 and T370

December 20, 2017 by John Smith

Kenworth T270 and T370 trucks are now available with Dana Spicer S140 single-reduction, single-drive axles, with Gross Axle Weight Ratings of 16,000 to 21,000 pounds.

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Fabco axles for International WorkStars

June 6, 2017 by John Smith

International is now offering the heavy-duty, right-hand offset Fabco FSD-20K axle as an option on its WorkStar 7400 and 7500 trucks.

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Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

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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Dana’s Dual Range Disconnect

April 17, 2017 by Dan Robinson

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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High-efficiency linehaul tandem drive axle

March 2, 2017 by John Smith

Meritor’s new 14XE HE high-efficiency linehaul tandem drive axle has shed 30 pounds from existing 14X models, and improved efficiency by 1.5%.

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PACCAR’s proprietary 40,000-pound tandem

October 2, 2016 by John Smith

PACCAR has unveiled a new proprietary tandem axle rated at 40,000 pounds and supporting Gross Combination Weights of up to 80,000 pounds.

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DRIVE-AXLE CONCEPT

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

New from Dana Spicer, a convertible single/tandem axle.

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TRIDEM DRIVES

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

Dana strengthens vocational offerings with three new tridem drive axles good for up to 240,000 lb GCWR

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HUB/AXLE FOR WIDE-BASED TIRES

August 1, 2014 by Martin Smith

ArvinMeritor’s new wide-based tire hubs for drive and trailer axles are said to offer improved fuel economy & better handling.