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Meritor Front Steer Axles Increase Maneuverability

April 27, 2015 - Equipment

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Kenworth is offering the Meritor Front Steer non-drive axle family for selected Class 8 trucks and the Class 7 Kenworth T370. The axles are designed for improved maneuverability and vehicle stability.

The MFS axles are rated from 12,000 to 14,600 pounds in standard and wide track options and are available for applications such as linehaul, pickup and delivery, construction, refuse, logging, and mining. The axles offer up to a 55 degree turn angle and feature Easy Steer bushing technology to reduce steering effort. A combination of low-friction bushings, double draw keys, and integral bearing and seal designs improve durability.

The Easy Steer king pin bushings, computer-designed I-beam construction, and a stiff axle assembly combine to deliver a tighter turning radius as well as positively affecting tire longevity.

“Meritor’s Front Steer non-drive axles provide a great wheel cut for added maneuverability and are designed for long-life with minimal maintenance required,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “It’s a nice addition to the Kenworth product offering that will benefit our customers.”

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