Axles

Axles

Drive Axle offers efficient design for linehaul trucks.

Meritor 14X tandem drive axle features interaxle differential that accommodates nominal torque up to 2,050 ft-lb. Helical gear needle bearings reduce heat and wear, while upsized main differential side bearings add capacity. Product features ratios from 2.47:1 up to 7.17:1 and has interaxle driveline with above-centerline design to minimize angularity, vibration, and energy loss. Axle breather...

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Lift Axles feature flexible tie rod and dampening system.
Axles

Lift Axles feature flexible tie rod and dampening system.

COMPOSILITE(TM) SC (Steerable Compliant) series contains models with range of capacities, including 10,000, 13,500, and 20,000 lb. Standard on each, impact-resistant Compliant Tie Rod (CTR) with PerfecTrak(TM) Technology provides self-centering mechanism and improves driver feel via passive steer Ackerman. Additional features include fabricated knuckle and integrated brake, 31° wheel cut...

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Vehicle Suspensions

Hendrickson and AxleTech International Partner to Win Navistar's International® MaxxPro® Suspension Award

Woodridge, IL & Troy, MI - Hendrickson, a Boler Company, and AxleTech International, a General Dynamics company, announced today they have received a production award from Navistar Defense, LLC for independent suspension systems on 1,050 new International® MaxxPro® Dash vehicles. Production will be based at the AxleTech flagship operation in Oshkosh, Wisconsin. Work is expected to...

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Axles

Can-Eng Furnaces International Limited Announces Successful Start-Up of New Railway Axle Forging Plant

AXIS LLC (a joint venture between major North American rail car builders and assembly/parts providers) announces the successful start-up of the first new railway axle forging plant in United States in more than 40 years. CAN-ENG FURNACES INTERNATIONAL LIMITED supplied, installed and commissioned a 20 tph Rotary Ring Hearth Reheating Furnace, Robotic Manipulator, High Pressure Descale System and...

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Reconditioning Extends Life of Axlebox Bearings
Roller Bearings

Reconditioning Extends Life of Axlebox Bearings

FAG Industrial Services (F'IS), the maintenance and condition monitoring division of the Schaeffler Group, is now offering rail operators a rapid reconditioning service for the company's TAROL range of axlebox bearing units. The repair and periodic maintenance of axlebox bearing units on rail vehicles can significantly extend the life of these very heavily stressed components. As the...

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Axles

Hendrickson's STEERTEK Named the Standard Front Steer Axle on International® ProStar® and TranStar® Truck Models

WOODRIDGE, Ill. - Hendrickson Truck Suspension Systems officials announce the innovative, weight saving STEERTEK front steer axle is now standard on International® ProStar® and TranStar® vehicle models. STEERTEK, the first fabricated front steer axle in the industry, became the standard offering on the International® LoneStar® model in 2008. Based on proprietary...

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Steerable Lift Axle promotes weight savings and flexibility.
Axles

Steerable Lift Axle promotes weight savings and flexibility.

Weighing 20,000 lb, PARALIFT(TM) PST(TM) comes with Westport axle and D22 spindle. Wheel cut is extended to 25°, while driveline clearance is optimized due to axle seat design and location of stabilizers inside tie rod, connected to axle brackets. Adjustability of frame width and ride height enables one unit to accommodate various truck configurations. Parallelogram design maintains proper...

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Roller Bearings

SKF Provides Austrian Premium Class Railjet Trains with Axleboxes

SKF have been awarded a contract to the value of more than 5 million EUR from Siemens Transportation Systems, for the new long distance Railjet trains for the Austrian Federal Railways, OBB. SKF will deliver axleboxes designed and produced in Austria and tapered roller bearing units manufactured in Italy. The new Railjet premium class service will start in 2008 and will first link Budapest with...

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Lift Axle is designed for Class 8 roll-off vehicles.
Axles

Lift Axle is designed for Class 8 roll-off vehicles.

With 13,500 lb capacity, COMPOSILITE(TM) RO fixed axle model fits flat to frame for maximum clearance from cylinder beams, attachments, and sliding components. It delivers 13 in. of travel and 10 in. of lift, and weighs 905 lb. Parallelogram design keeps lift axle beams parallel to ensure proper wheel tracking and helps enhance tire life, while lift plates remain parallel to extend air spring...

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Front Suspension and Axle System is lightweight.
Axles

Front Suspension and Axle System is lightweight.

SOFTEK® front steer suspension and axle system combines Monoleaf steel single-leaf spring which eliminates inter-leaf friction and box-shaped STEERTEK axle that resists horizontal, vertical, and twisting forces. Allowing fleets to trim up to 92 lb at 12,000 lb capacity, system is also available in 12,350 lb capacity. Integrated steering arm and tie rod attachments help increase strength,...

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