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 Front Drive Axles

Fleets rely on the mobility of their vehicles to give them the performance edge their operations demand. Meritor® front axles enhance mobility through superior materials that offer greater strength at lighter weights for increased payloads and higher operating efficiencies.


Meritor MX Series single-reduction, front-drive steer axles provide durable off-road mobility from 10,000 lbs. to 16,000 lbs. Gross Axle Weight Rating (GAWR). These axles use the popular Meritor 12x carrier, heavily offset to allow packaging in most vehicles without the need to significantly lift the vehicle’s front end.

The MX Series is designed to mate with Meritor MTC transfer cases. This gives the proper input rotation and a matching front output location for low driveline angles to the front axle.

 
 

 Features and Benefits

Meritor front drive axles for truck applications feature a high-offset bowl to the passenger side with the 12x series global carrier to allow packaging in most vehicle configurations without cutting and stacking the frame rails.

The inverted position of the 12x carrier with a clockwise input rotation loads the hypoid gearing on the stronger "drive side" to increase applicability up to 16,000 lbs. GAWR.

The axles feature up to 420 capable double cardan joints to give improved maneuverability by reducing the turning radius while  protecting the bearings against contamination without the use of external deflectors.