Chassis axle package for intermodal uses
Jan 1, 2005 12:00 PM
ArvinMeritor Inc is offering its new ChassiPak chassis axle package for the intermodal transport industry. The package is available as of January 2005.
The package includes Meritor TN-2670 axles, Q Plus brakes with MA212 linings, and automatic slack adjusters (ASAs) equipped with corrosion-resistant cotter and clevis pins for intermodal applications. ChassiPak is a buttoned-up axle package complete with spoke wheels or hubs and drums. Also standard is the B-Lock1 system for additional protection against moisture and rustjacking.
The assembly is provided with the Meritor WABCO anti-lock braking system, and both axles are prepped with sensor blocks to accommodate either basic or premium systems.
As part of this new package, warranty coverage is extended on essential components. The TN-2670 axle beam carries a full seven-year warranty, and the extended-life wheel end system provides a three-year, 300,000-mile warranty on the wheel end.
Options for the ChassiPak include the LX500 extended lubrication feature for ASAs and the Meritor Tire Inflation System by PSI. TIS saves fuel and enhances the safety of trailers by keeping tires properly inflated with the existing trailer air supply. To complement the system, Liteflex composite leaf springs are available. In field tests, composites last three times as long as steel springs, and when overstressed, composites typically allow the vehicle to be driven to a repair facility. Contact ArvinMeritor, 2135 W Maple Rd, Troy MI 48084-7186 for further details.
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