ArvinMeritor targets off-highway growth

ArvinMeritor Inc. has announced a re-establishment of its off-highway original equipment and aftermarket components business in North America, South America, Europe, and Africa to address OEM customers in four continents.

Through its long-term joint venture with Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group (XCMG) in Xuzhou, China, ArvinMeritor has been supplying the Asia-Pacific markets.

Two major components are enabling the company to support and supply key off-highway vehicle customers: a new loader drive axle and the global hub-reduction axle.

The new Meritor loader axle (MOA20DKO 20 metric ton) (44,000-lb. capacity) features multi-plate wet disc brakes, high-capacity articulating trunion mount with an oversize differential for high-torque applications. It is designed for loader applications.

A new global hub reduction axle family of single and tandem rear axles has been introduced for the heavy haul and construction, refuse, logging, concrete, and mining vocational markets. The axles — offered first for the Asian market — provide up to a 600-lb weight savings and a wide ratio range to meet the needs of virtually any on-/off-highway application, as well as a host of suspension adaptations and brake offerings.The global hub reduction axle family offers advanced technology for highway and vocational applications requiring higher gross combination weight and export markets such as South America and South Africa.

When combined with the Meritor MX-160 front-drive steer axle, the new hub-reduction axle — in either single or tandem configuration — provides maximum mobility in any operating condition.

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