Marmon-Herrington announced Thursday expanded offerings to its popular Rapid Response lead time program.
Rapid Response, the company’s axle stocking program, has been in place since 2012 and allows 30-day-or-less delivery of over 400 different popular axle configurations. The company says the program is based on available stock at Marmon-Herrington and on-time delivery is tracking at 100 percent year-to-date.
To satisfy customer demand, Marmon-Herrington says it is increasing the number of configurations offered through the 30-day program. In addition to expanded 30-day offerings, a select number of adjacent configurations also are now available as part of a new 60-day-or-less program, the company adds.
Marmon-Herrington Rapid Response axles are assembled and shipped from its facility in Louisville, Ky. The 30-day-or-less program now includes additional ratio availability for Marmon-Herrington MT-22 front drive steer axles and Sisu 70,000 lb. tandem rear drive axles. The MT-Series Rapid Response ratios now range from 4.25 to 6.11. Sisu 70,000 lb. tandem Rapid Response ratios now range from 5.56 to 7.01, the company says.
Marmon-Herrington’s new 60-day-or-less Rapid Response program includes 4.65, 8.79 and 10.55 ratios for Sisu tandem axles.
“The overall popularity of this program has proven it to be a huge success,” says Dan Souhan, sales and marketing director for Marmon-Herrington. “Lead times for specialty axles are a critical part of our customers’ supply chain. We created this program and will continue to expand it to afford our customers the ability to get product faster. Short lead times have always been a focus of ours, and we’re excited to offer these additional ratio configurations as part of Rapid Response.”
Marmon-Herrington MT-Series and Sisu heavy-duty tandems are among the most robust axles available, the company says. Both products feature a decades-proven planetary, double-reduction design that allows torque to be distributed across the entire axle for improved durability when compared to single reduction axle products. These specialty axles are used in niche applications where competitive lead times are often 120 days or greater. Marmon-Herrington says its Rapid Response program solves this problem and allows customers to manufacture and deliver trucks in less time.