Meritor, Kenworth announce new agreements

17084495187_f56d3fc911_zMeritor’ Permalube RPL Series Drivelines have been added as an option on selected, new Kenworth Class 8 on-highway trucks.

Meritor’s Permalube RPL drivelines feature permanent lubrication to help reduce operating and maintenance costs – plus they offer high torque capacities.

Nylon thrust washers eliminate metal contact points to prevent wear. Triple-lip seals on U-joints help keep contaminants out. Advanced sealing features include an E-coated, protective steel guard that holds the slip seal securely and guards against contaminants and debris.

“Meritor did an excellent job of engineering this Permalube RPL driveline series with no maintenance in mind, which is a huge benefit to our customers,” says Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “What’s more they provide extended U-joint life, especially important when gearing is set for gear-fast/run-slow operations.”

In addition, the Permalube RPL Series Drivelines are backed by a 5-year, 500,000-mile warranty for linehaul applications, according to Meritor.

Additionally, Kenworth announced it now offers the Meritor Front Steer (MFS) non-drive axle family rated from 12,000 to 14,600 pounds in standard and wide track options for selected Class 8 trucks and the Class 7 Kenworth T370.

The axles, which are fully compatible with both disc and drum brakes, are available for applications such as linehaul, pickup and delivery, construction, refuse, logging and mining.

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