October 2, 2016
LAS VEGAS — In a step toward more integrated drivetrains in Kenworth and Peterbilt trucks, Paccar announced a new 40,000-pound tandem axle that saves weight and improves fuel economy.
September 21, 2016
Dana has revealed new details about its Spicer global single axle for trucks, tractors and coaches and announced enhancements to its Spicer Compact Series Plus driveshafts at the IAA Commercial Vehicles show in Hannover, Germany.
September 2, 2016
The new option, which includes deep axle drops of 4.76 and 5 inches, is ideal for auto hauling and refuse applications where lower vehicle ride heights are needed.
February 29, 2016
The strong steer axles come with a heavy-duty, cross-brace-reinforced front frame assembly, bolted cross members and either 10-5/8-inch frame rails with insert or 10 3/4-inch frame rails.
Dana Holding Corporation is offering axle ratios that are compatible with all seven configurations of the SmartAdvantage powertrain from Eaton and Cummins.
Meritor has introduced a lighter-weight drive axle platform designed for Class 6 and 7 applications called the 13X.
December 17, 2015
Equipment Editor Jim Park test drives a truck equipped with the Dana Spicer AdvanTek 40 Dual Range Disconnect Drive Axle to see how the technology provides the advatages of a 6x2 and 6x4 configuration without the drawbacks of either.
November 25, 2015
These complex mechanisms cushion the truck, load and driver, but too often are victims of neglect.
October 13, 2015
Before an enthusiastic standing-room-only crowd, largely composed of hundreds of assembly line workers, Mack Trucks executives ushered in the new axle production line installed at its Hagerstown, Md., powertrain assembly plant.
September 21, 2015
Today's "downsped" drivetrains can improve fuel economy, but high torque and low axle ratios can create all sorts of havoc with drivetrain components.
April 14, 2015
Ingersoll Axles has two new offerings, the Load Monitoring system by Kimax and the Ingersoll Lube System.
April 1, 2015
Link Manufacturing has agreed to a multi-year manufacturing deal for the new Volvo 6x2 program after a year-long collaboration between the two companies.
March 26, 2015
Volvo Trucks introduced the Adaptive Loading 6x2 liftable forward axle that automatically adjusts to load weight changes and offers 4x2 operation in certain conditions.
March 9, 2015
Chris Villavarayan tells HDT about his first year as president of Meritor Americas, Meritor's latest axle and tire inflation news, the global business and more.
March 3, 2015
Kenworth is offering 18,000- and 20,000-pound axles with the truck that's powered by a PACCAR PX-9 8.9-liter inline-6 cylinder engine that produces 350 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque.
February 18, 2015
Meritor has developed a larger trailer axle said to be stronger but lighter than its current 5-inch-diameter tube-type product. The MTec6 experiences less bending at the wheel end and better tire wear, and cuts out 40 pounds of material.
February 12, 2015
Detroit Diesel introduced the Model 6 Detroit Drive Axle, designed for smoother performance and better fuel economy.The Model 6 is available for single drive 4x2 or tandem 6x2 configurations.
November 12, 2014
Dana Holding Corporation announced that it has broadened the Extended Protection Plan for drive axles in on-highway linehaul applications. The changes to the warranty are available to customers in both the U.S. and Canada.
October 29, 2014
Meritor's 17X EVO axle for linehaul applications, originally designed for 4x2 applications in Europe, will be introduced in North America for the 6x2 segment.
October 2, 2014
The Dana Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem driver axle is now available for all of Peterbilt’s heavy-duty truck models, the truck maker has announced.
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