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14X Tandem Drive Axle podcasts and videos - The 14X is specifically designed for today’s more powerful diesel engines

14X™ Podcasts:
Experts discuss ArvinMeritor’s new flagship tandem axle.

The 14X Tandem Drive Axle is specifically designed for today’s more powerful diesel engines. It replaces the RT-40-145, one of North America’s most successful 40,000-lb. gross axle weight rated (GAWR) axle.

These audio and video clips highlight the features and benefits of the 14X.

Developed for Today’s More Powerful Engines.

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Hear Kurt Burmeister, Director – North American Field Operations, Truck, talk about how the 14X is tuned to take advantage of the sweet spots of today’s high-torque, high-horsepower engines.

(MP3, 705 KB, 01:27)

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Joe Elbehairy, Vice President – Engineering, explains how the increasing torque and horsepower ratings of today’s engines influenced the development of the 14X.

(MP3, 348 KB, 00:44)

 
Designed for Durability and Efficiency.

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Hear Kurt Burmeister, Director – North American Field Operations, Truck, explain why the Amboid™ gear design of the 14X – now standard – can help linehaul fleets improve component life.

(MP3, 830 KB, 01:46)

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Kurt Burmeister, Director – North American Field Operations, Truck, describes the robustness of the 14X, including a 20% larger Inter-Axle Differential (IAD) and improved lube flow.

(MP3, 815 KB, 01:41)

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Seemingly small design elements such as a new axle vent can have a big impact on axle life and performance over the long haul. Kurt Burmeister, Director – North American Field Operations, Truck, explains.

(MP3, 801 KB, 01:42)

Fast Ratio Promotes Fuel Efficiency. Configurations for Linehaul and Vocational Segments.

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Joe Elbehairy, Vice President – Engineering, describes the challenge of developing a 2.47 gear ratio, ideal for fleets that want a fast ratio for better fuel economy.

(MP3, 340 KB, 00:44)

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Kurt Burmeister, Director – North American Field Operations, Truck, explains how the 14X meets the needs of linehaul fleets and can be configured for the needs of vocational fleets.

(MP3, 381 KB, 00:47)

Multiple Brake and Wheel Options. Maintenance.

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Kurt Burmeister, Director – North American Field Operations, Truck, describes how the 14X axle can help fleets prepare for upcoming stopping-distance requirements.

(MP3, 283 KB, 00:34)

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The 14X axle gives fleets the ability to use wide-based single tires or duals without compromising weight, tracking or wheel-bearing life. Kurt Burmeister, Director – North American Field Operations, Truck, explains.

(MP3, 856 KB, 01:46)

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Kurt Burmeister, Director – North American Field Operations, Truck, explains what fleets can expect when it comes to regular maintenance of the 14X axle.

(MP3, 333 KB, 00:42)

An Evolution of the RT-40-145.

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Joe Elbehairy, Vice President – Engineering, describes the importance of an evolutionary approach to the design of the 14X.

(MP3, 368 KB, 00:47)

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Kurt Burmeister – Director, North American Field Operations, Truck, explains what users of the RT-40-145, one of the industry’s most successful tandem axles, should expect from the 14X in terms of quality and performance.

(MP3, 423 KB, 00:54)

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Joe Elbehairy, Vice President – Engineering, explains what truck OEs can expect when installing the 14X.

(MP3, 170 KB, 00:21)

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Hear Joe Elbehairy, Vice President -Engineering, compare the design of the 14X to that of its predecessor.

(MP3, 367 KB, 00:46)

   
Meritor® 14X Tandem Drive Axle.

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ArvinMeritor Executives
Unveil Technology at the 2010
Mid-America Trucking Show


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Meritor's New 14x Tandem
Drive Axle Walkaround
with Rick Martin

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