Meritor debuts new steer axle rating

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Updated Apr 25, 2012

Meritor Inc. has added to its range of non-drive front steer axles in the commercial trucking industry with the introduction of a 12,500-pound rating for its front steer axles. According to Meritor, this rating enhances steering control, improves durability and lowers maintenance costs.

“The new 12,500-pound rating provides another choice for our customers and their needs,” says Ken Hogan, general manager, NDF Axles & Drivelines, Meritor. “With this new rating, our customers will be able to handle bigger loads without increasing front axle weight. This will, in turn, help to increase fuel economy and save our customers’ money.”

Features and benefits of Meritor’s non-drive front steer axles include:
• A draw-key design designed for greater lateral stability, more even loading and greater retention for reduced wear;
• Meritor bolt-on kingpin cap designed to reduce contaminant ingress, which may increase wear and decrease service life; and
• Meritor steer bushings with more friction to optimize steer effort ease without front-axle vibration.

The Meritor axle warranty for linehaul applications is five years or 750,000 miles with parts and labor included, and Meritor says every claim is fully supported by its online warranty claim system.