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Meritor announces new light-weight MTA-Tec6 trailer suspension

Meritor, Inc. has introduced the MTA-Tec6 suspension, which the company says is the market’s lightest trailer suspension, offering up to 23,000-pound capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other vocational applications.

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Meritor showed off its new MTA-Tec6 suspension during the company’s annual fleet technology event earlier this year.

Meritor, Inc. has introduced the MTA-Tec6 suspension, which the company says is the market’s lightest trailer suspension, offering up to 23,000-lb. capacity for tankers, flatbeds and other vocational applications.

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The standard, fully-dressed top mount offers up to 39 lbs. of weight savings, and the fully-dressed low mount is up to 53 lbs. lighter compared with competitive suspensions, Meritor says. The new lightweight suspension is built with Meritor’s six-inch-diameter MTec6 axle, which the company says is the industry’s lightest trailer axle. Meritor added the design of the MTec6 axle offers 21% increased stiffness to deliver better tire-to-road contact and an average 40-lb. weight savings compared with traditional five-inch axles.

The suspension’s plug-and-play design is interchangeable with other trailing arm air ride suspensions and fits within the narrow hanger footprint of current trailer configurations. Meritor’s proprietary bolt-on cam bushing design allows for camshaft service without removing the hub, which the company says is capable of saving an average of 30 minutes per wheel-end without affecting the warranty.

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