Meritor, Inc. announced that its 13X single-drive axle is available for specification by fleets purchasing medium-duty trucks from International Truck. It will become standard equipment on DuraStar models in July.
“The 13X axle brings Meritor’s legendary durability and efficiency to a wide range of applications in the medium-duty market,” said Ken Hogan, Vice President, Rear Drivetrain for Meritor. “International Truck’s medium-duty customers spec’ing the 13X will be equipping their fleets with an axle system that is lighter, more efficient and tailored to their needs. It’s a smart choice for this market.”
Built on Meritor’s proven 14X platform and optimized for medium-duty, the 13X is 59 pounds lighter and 0.5% more efficient than the company’s previous offering. Available in a variety of ratios from 3.90 to 6.50 and with gross axle weight ratings (GAWR) between 17,000 and 21,000 pounds, the 13X is engineered for multiple medium-duty applications, including pickup and delivery, beverage, utility, school bus, construction and ambulance.
The power-dense 13X is ideal for applications with standard differentials. For limited application options that the 13X will not address, including ratios or driver-controlled differential lock, the 14X single-axle platform will continue to be available. The 13X can be configured with hydraulic disc brakes or drum brakes.
OnTrac and DriveForce™, Meritor’s North American sales and service organization, are available to assist customers with solutions before, during and after the sale.