Meritor announces 12,500-lb front steer axle rating

New rating enhances steering control, improves durability and lowers maintenance costs.


Meritor, Inc. is adding to its wide range of non-drive front steer axles in the commercial trucking industry with the introduction of a 12,500-lb rating for Meritor's front steer axles. This new rating enhances steering control, improves durability and lowers maintenance costs.

"The new 12,500-lb rating provides another choice for our customers and their needs," said Ken Hogan, general manager, NDF Axles & Drivelines, Meritor. "With this new rating our customers will be able to handle bigger loads without increasing front axle weight. This will, in turn, help to increase fuel economy and save our customers' money."

Features and benefits of Meritor's non-drive front steer axles include a draw-key design that offers greater lateral stability, more even loading and greater retention for reduced wear; a Meritor bold on king pin cap that reduces contaminant ingress, which may increase wear and decrease service life; and Meritor steer bushings, which have more friction to optimize steer effort ease without front-axle vibration.

The Meritor axle warranty for linehaul applications is five years or 750,000 miles with parts and labor included, and every claim is fully supported by its industry-leading online warranty claim system. Meritor Advantage Plans offer extended coverage up to seven years in linehaul applications. Every Meritor axle is backed by unsurpassed service and support, with more than 6,000 distributor and dealer parts outlets in North America.

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