Axles

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April 13, 2016

Q&A: Dana’s Steve Slesinski

We talk about some of the hottest trends in engineering drivetrain components-- including downspeeding and selecting axle ratios-- with Dana’s Steve Slesinski, who heads up product planning for the company's commercial-vehicle operation.

February 29, 2016

Meritor HD Axles for KW T370

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.

February 29, 2016

Dana Offers Downspeeding Tech for SmartAdvantage

Dana Holding Corporation is offering axle ratios that are compatible with all seven configurations of the SmartAdvantage powertrain from Eaton and Cummins.

February 29, 2016

13X Drive Axle Designed for Medium-Duty Applications

Meritor has introduced a lighter-weight drive axle platform designed for Class 6 and 7 applications called the 13X.

January 27, 2016

FastSet King Pin Kit Speeds Up Front Axle Repairs

Meritor has launched the FastSet King Pin Kit designed to be a quicker solution to aftermarket king pin replacement.

December 17, 2015

Focus On...Spicer AdvanTek 40 Dual Range Disconnect Drive Axle [VIDEO]

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

4 Suspension Maintenance Items You Might Overlook

These complex mechanisms cushion the truck, load and driver, but too often are victims of neglect.

October 13, 2015

Mack Celebrates In-House Assembly of Drive Axles

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

The Downspeeding Learning Curve

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 Offers Load Monitoring and Lube System

Ingersoll Axles has two new offerings, the Load Monitoring system by Kimax and the Ingersoll Lube System.

April 1, 2015

Mack Load Logic, 6x2 Liftable Axle Save Fuel for Bulk Haulers

Mack Trucks has introduced drivetrain systems that executives said improves load-hauling efficiency and fuel economy of their Pinnacle tractor for bulk haulers.

April 1, 2015

Link Manufacturing to Partner on Developing Volvo 6x2 Pusher Axle

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 27, 2015

Webasto Releases Advanced Heater Controls

Webasto released the latest ThermoCall and SmarTemp Control 2.0 systems that allow drivers to have more control over in-truck temperature. .

March 26, 2015

Volvo Introduces Adaptive Loading 6x2 Suspension

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 26, 2015

Dana Preparing ‘Dual Range Disconnect’ 6x4-6x2 Tandem

Dana engineers are working on a Spicer Dual Range Disconnect tandem rear axle that combines the traction advantages of a dual-drive 6x4 configuration with the fuel economy of a single-drive 6x2.

March 9, 2015

Q&A: Meritor's Chris Villavarayan

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 Offers Heavier Front Axle for T370 Truck

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

Larger, Lighter But Stronger MTec6 Trailer Axle Coming from Meritor

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 13, 2015

Webasto SmarTemp Control Available From the Factory

Webasto Thermo and Comfort North America is partnering with Freightliner to offer its SmarTemp Control on Cascadia and Cascadia Evolution trucks from the production line. The feature will be available from the factory beginning on March 2.

February 12, 2015

New Detroit Drive Axles Can Improve Fuel Economy

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.

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