Dana Holding Corp. announced that the Spicer EconoTrek 6×2 tandem axle is now available for 2014 Peterbilt and Kenworth commercial vehicles.
The Spicer EconoTrek 6×2 tandem axle reduces vehicle weight by up to 400 lbs. when compared with a traditional 40,000-lb. 6×4 tandem axle arrangement, and it offers numerous innovations for reducing maintenance and increasing the fuel economy of heavy-duty linehaul tractors from 2 to 3%.
“Growing numbers of North American fleets are recognizing the gains in fuel efficiency they can achieve by spec’ing 6×2 axles for select applications,” said Pat D’Eramo, president of Dana Commercial Vehicle Driveline Technologies.
The Spicer EconoTrek tandem axle supports the use of wide-based single tires on standard track axles with 2-in. outset wheels. When specifying the Spicer EconoTrek tandem axle with single-wide aluminum wheels, fleets can realize an additional 400-lb. weight savings versus dual tires with steel wheels.
The Spicer EconoTrek tandem axle is optimized for use with electronic-controlled air suspension systems.