Meritor has introduced the MTA-Tec6 trailer suspension, a lightweight option that Meritor says offers up to 23,000-pound capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other vocational applications.
"We built the MTA-Tec6 suspension to deliver next-generation productivity from Meritor's proven MTA suspension family," said Dave Pritchard, Meritor general manager, trailer.
Meritor says that the standard, fully dressed top mount offers up to 39 pounds of weight savings and the fully dressed low mount is up to 53 pounds lighter than competitive suspensions.
The lightweight suspension is built with Meritor’s six-inch diameter MTec6 trailer axle that offers increased stiffness, better tire-to-road contact and an average of 40 pounds of weight savings compared to traditional five-inch axles, according to Meritor.
The suspension's design is interchangeable with other trailing arm air ride suspensions and fits within the narrow hanger footprint of current trailer configurations for easier installation. Meritor's proprietary bolt-on cam bushing design allows for camshaft service without removing the hub.