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Kenworth Now Offers Meritor’s Front Steer Axle Family

The new MFS axles offer up to a 55-degree turn angle for maneuverability and vehicle stability.

Mon May 18, 2015 - National Edition
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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.
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.

Kenworth now offers the Meritor front steer (MFS) non-drive axle family rated from 12,000 to 14,600 lbs. (5,443 to 6,622 kg) 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.

According to Meritor, the new MFS axles offer up to a 55-degree turn angle for maneuverability and vehicle stability. Easy Steer bushing technology helps reduce steering effort and provide longer life. Durability, low maintenance and ease of service are provided by a combination of low-friction bushings, double draw keys, and integral thrust bearing and seal designs. Easy Steer king pin bushings, computer-designed and optimized I-beam construction, and stiff axle assembly combine to deliver tight turning radius along with superior vehicle control and longer tire life, according to the manufacturer.

“Meritor’s front steer non-drive axles provide a great wheel cut for added maneuverability and are designed for long-life with minimal maintenance required,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “It’s a nice addition to the Kenworth product offering that will benefit our customers.”

For more information, visit www.kenworth.com.




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