Meritor‘s 13X single-drive axle is now available for specification on medium-duty trucks International trucks, and will become standard equipment on International DuraStar models in July, the companies announced Wednesday.
“The 13X axle brings Meritor’s legendary durability and efficiency to a wide range of applications in the medium-duty market,” says 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 lb. lighter and 0.5 percent more efficient than the company’s previous offering. Meritor says it is 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 lb.
Meritor says the 13X is engineered for multiple medium-duty applications, including pick-up 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, Meritor says.
OnTrac and DriveForce, Meritor’s North American sales and service organization, are available to assist customers with solutions before, during and after the sale, the company adds.