Meritor 13X single-drive axle will be DuraStar standard this summer

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Updated Apr 26, 2017
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Meritor’s 13X single-drive axle will become standard equipment on DuraStar models in July.

Built on Meritor’s 14X platform and optimized for medium-duty, the 13X is 59 pounds lighter and .5 percent more efficient than the company’s previous offering, Meritor says. Available in a variety of ratios from 3.90 to 6.50 and with gross axle weight ratings (GAWR) between 17,000 and 21,000 pounds, the 13X is engineered for multiple medium-duty applications, including pick-up and delivery, beverage, utility, school bus, construction and ambulance.

The power-dense 13X is ideal for applications with standard differentials. For limited application options that the 13X will not address, including ratios or driver-controlled differential lock, the 14X single-axle platform will continue to be available. The 13X can be configured with hydraulic disc brakes or drum brakes.

OnTrac and DriveForce, Meritor’s North American sales and service organization, are available to assist customers with solutions before, during and after the sale.