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New 14X Axle Ratios

Posted on May 16, 2014

Meritor, Inc. announced it is adding optimized axle ratios to its 14X rear-drive axle portfolio designed to help deliver improved fuel economy in commercial vehicles.

Meritor’s 14X tandem drive axles with a 2.79 ratio will be available for production in June, and a 2.85 ratio will be ready later this summer. When used in combination with the Cummins and Eaton SmartAdvantage Powertrain, the new axle ratios will improve fuel efficiency for linehaul applications through “downspeeding,” a process that maintains vehicle speed at lower engine speeds, the company said.

The 14X axles with 2.79 and 2.85 ratios are supported by DriveForce and OnTrac, Meritor's organization of 110 support professionals.