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Watch: Let’s talk tire choices for 6×2 axle configurations

Let’s talk tire choices for 6×2 axle configurations. As you may recall, 6×2 axle configurations were seen as the next big thing in the trucking industry a few years back. And while the market for 6×2 configurations has not been quite what many envisioned, there is still a decent amount of interest from some fleets

Where should the motors go on electric truck axles?

There are three options currently being used for motor placement in an electric powertrain: centralized direct drive solutions, centralized motor with a gearbox or deep reduction axle gearing, or an e-axle in which the motor is placed directly onto the axle itself. According to Steve Slesinski, director of global product planning for Dana, the latter

Application awareness is key when spec’ing axles

Application is key when spec’ing your truck’s components, and that goes for parts as big as the engine to those as small as wheel bearings. For now, let’s start at the beginning of the alphabet and talk about how application should affect your axle choice. First things first: The axle, of course, works very closely

Watch: Matching axle spec to load demands

Let’s talk matching axle spec to load demands. When it comes to handling maximum, constant and/or diminishing loads, axle spec choices can be influenced by the amount of time spent in each load situation. Startability and gradeability come into play when discussing load situations. The more time your trucks spend in a maximum load situation

Dana Spicer drive axles offered as standard on International MV Series

The Spicer single drive axles from Dana Inc. will be standard equipment on International MV Series medium-duty trucks and IC Bus CE Series and RE Series models, the companies announced. The standard-product position is effective immediately and includes Dana Spicer S110, S130, S140, S170, and S190 models, as well as the 060 Series. “Our medium-duty

Electric vehicle partners: Dana, Workhorse Group join forces on a new electric, city delivery vehicle

According to a recent U.S. Energy Information Administration Electric Power Monthly report, the average cost of electricity for transportation is just under 10 cents per kilowatt-hour in the U.S. At approximately 60 kilowatt-hours per 100 miles, that’s roughly $6, or six cents per mile for fuel. In comparison, a one-ton gasoline or diesel van getting

Kenworth to offer three Dana axle options on K270, K370 models

Kenworth has added the availability of three Dana Spicer axle series for its K270 and K370 medium duty cabovers. Kenworth’s cabovers are now available with the Dana Spicer S140, E1002IL, S21-172 and S21-172E axles. The Dana Spicer S140 series of single-reduction, single-drive axles, pictured above, range from 16,000- to 21,000-lb. gross axle weight rating and,

Dana, Workhorse Group partner on city delivery vehicle with Spicer Electrified axle

Dana Inc. and Workhorse Group Inc. announced that they are working on the design, development and production of a city delivery vehicle featuring Dana’s Spicer Electrified integrated e-Drive axle. “Workhorse’s extensive development background and manufacturing experience in the EV space provide the industry-leading capabilities we sought in a strategic partner,” said Mark Wallace, executive vice

AxleTech and the coming expansion of electrified solutions

First came the electric trucks; both production models (Fuso eCanter) and concepts (Cummins, Telsa, Nikola and Kenworth). Now, the electrified components segment is charged with launch energy. At the Technology and Maintenance Council (TMC) Annual Meeting and Transportation Technology Exhibition, electrified solutions took center stage with Hyliion’s HE Drive Axle taking home the Jim Winsor

Peterbilt now offering PACCAR 20k, 22k standard track axles

Peterbilt announced the availability of the standard track configuration of the PACCAR 20k and 22k Steer Axle in Peterbilt trucks beginning this May. PACCAR’s heavy-duty steer axles are available on Models 567, 520, 389, 367, 365 and 348 and are available with either disc or drum brakes and allows for a turning radius of up

Let’s talk downspeeding: how it works

Any on-highway truck you spec today will likely employ downspeeding to some degree. Engine downspeeding is enabled through faster axle ratios that allow the engine to maintain a lower RPM—thus saving fuel—while still providing the necessary power to the axle. Axle ratio is written as a ratio, such as 2.16:1. But what does 2.16:1 mean?

The downspeeding lowdown

Remember that most modern powertrains utilize some degree of downspeeding. Here’s a quick refresher on downspeeding details.