Detroit Diesel Corp. introduced new Model 6 Detroit Drive Axles. Available in single drive 4×2 or tandem 6×2 configurations with ratios from 2.28 to 5.88, the new axles are designed with the latest features and technology, ultimately resulting in a smoother performance and better fuel economy, said Detroit.
Model 6 drive axles include new features, such as weight-optimized housings, hollow axle shafts, and an internal baffle that reduces oil-churning inefficiencies while cruising, said Detroit. The 4×2 single drive axle, which is ideal for less-than-truckload Freightliner Cascadia and Freightliner M2 112 trucks and tractors, has a weight rating of up to 23,000 lbs. and a 1,750-lb. torque capacity.
The 6×2 tandem with tag axle—ideal for weight-sensitive applications—has weight ratings up to 40,000 lbs., with 1,750 lb.-ft. torque capacity. With a single drive and tag axle, it has the capacity of a tandem axle while shedding 431 lbs., said Detroit. It also doesn’t have a rear carrier or inter-axle differential, which reduces moving parts. Ratios range from 3.91 to the fastest 2.28, which is offered exclusively in the integrated Detroit Powertrain which also includes the Detroit DD15 engine and Detroit DT12 automated manual transmission.
“Our new Model 6 Drive Axles have the strength and performance customers expect from Detroit Axles,” said Brad Williamson, manager, powertrain marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “Our wide range of axle options means we have the solutions customers demand – solutions that are ideal for any application.”
For more information, go to www.demanddetroit.com.