Meritor on Tuesday at ConExpo in Las Vegas, introduced its new P600 Series Tridem Heavy-Haul Planetary Axle for heavy-duty, long-haul, oil field, mining and logging applications.
Meritor’s Director of its Off-Highway business Steve Luepke says the new tridem is the next-generation axle from the company’s P600 series.
“When paired with the Meritor Permalube RPL Series driveline, the P600 Tridem is the industry’s toughest solution,” he adds.
The tridem was developed for global markets and validated in Meritor’s technical center in Troy, Mich. Full production of the P600 tridem begins in June at the company’s Laurinburg, N.C., plant.
Built to operate in extreme conditions, the P600 Tridem is compatible with industry-leading suspension options and offers a best-in-class gross axle weight rating (GAWR) of 126,000 pounds and gross combination weight of 560,000 pounds. Meritor’s new proportioning inter-axle differential delivers even torque split between the three axles for improved traction, maximum load capacity and increased longevity of the drivetrain.
The P600 Tridem’s wide ratio coverage and standard anti-lock brakes deliver optimum safety and performance in the most extreme conditions. When equipped with the optional driver-controlled differential lock and hardware for central tire inflation systems (CTIS), the P600 has the premium features required for demanding applications.