TROY, Mich., Sept. 1, 2016 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor® (NYSE: MTOR) today announced the expanded availability of its MFS™ Series lineup of front non-drive axles to include a deep-drop axle option that offers end-users greater flexibility in packaging their vehicles.
"Our MFS Series already offers linehaul and vocational fleets a wide range of options, and the deep-drop feature represents an expansion that will help customers spec their vehicles," said Joe Muscedere, general manager, Front Drivetrain.
The new option, which includes deep axle drops of 4.76 and 5 inches, is ideal for auto hauling and refuse applications where lower vehicle ride heights are needed, according to Muscedere. The deep-drop axle, which includes a new universal knuckle compatible with Meritor EX+™ air disc brakes and Q+™ drum brakes, improves brake serviceability and vehicle packaging.
"The deep-drop axle design complements the MFS Series product line, which is known for its proven durability, superior vehicle control and longer lifetime," Muscedere said.
The one-piece forged knuckle design improves reliability and offers a longer service life. MFS Series axles also optimize performance such as sharper wheel cut to increase maneuverability. The deep-drop MFS non-drive steer axle is available in standard and wide track with gross axle weight ratings (GAWR) of 13,000 to 14,600 and 18,000 to 22,800 pounds.
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,400 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at www.meritor.com.
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