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Kenworth introduces T880S Twin Steer

Kenworth is adding a factory installed twin steer configuration to its T880S vocational model. The Kenworth T880S Twin Steer features a set-forward front axle with a 61-in. axle spread to maximize payload. The Kenworth T880S Twin Steer offers a 114-in. BBC, which the company says allows larger bodies to be installed farther forward and closer

AxleTech, Thor Trucks to develop heavy-duty e-Powertrain system

Specialty powertrain solutions providerAxleTech has announced that it is developing a heavy-duty e-powertrain system with Thor Trucks, a fleet-focused transportation lab building fully electric commercial trucks. AxleTech and Thor Trucks will integrate AxleTech’s e-axle technology with Thor’s proprietary battery technology to create a fully electric commercial vehicle powertrain. “Electric powertrains for on-highway use are rapidly

Meritor announces front drive steer and tridem rear-drive axle for severe duty applications

Meritor has announced the new MX-610 front-drive and MZ-610 tridem rear axle for multiple severe-duty applications. “The front-drive steer axle and tridem are the next-generation axle combinations from our award-winning 610/P600 series and two of many new products Meritor is bringing to market as part of the company’s M2019 growth initiative,” said Tony Nicol, Meritor’s vice president

Meritor expands North America authorized rebuilder program for axle carriers in the United States

Meritor Inc. has announced the U.S. launch of its North America Authorized Rebuilder Program for drive axle carriers, including the company’s 145, 14X and 160 products. Five rebuilders in the United States, along with four already serving the Canadian market, brings the total number of North America locations to 62 that supply wholesale distributors and

Meritor P600 planetary axles offer new features for off-highway applications

  Meritor has announced that its P600 planetary axles are available with optional 5-planet wheel-ends and can now be configured for use with central tire inflation systems (CTIS). The optional 5-planet wheel-ends allow a 20% higher gross combined axle weight rating (GCWR) over the 4-planet version and feature integrated cooling technology to reduce axle operating

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,