LAS VEGAS—ArvinMeritor announced the re-establishment of its off-highway original equipment and aftermarket components business in North America, South America, Europe and Africa markets here at Conexpo-Con/Agg 2008. The company had been in the Asia-Pacific market through a joint venture with Xuzhou Construction Machinery Group.
”ArvinMeritor has been a major player in the specialty vehicles and off-highway components business for close to 100 years, and we are now poised to re-establish this business,” said Tim Bowes, vp - specialty products for ArvinMeritor’s commercial vehicle systems.
According to the company, its new loader driver and global hub-reduction axles are designed for off-highway vehicle customers. The 44,000 lb. capacity loader axle features multi-plate wet disc brakes and an articulating trunion mount, while the global hub reduction axle of single and tandem rear axles has been introduced for heavy-haul and construction, refuse, logging, concrete and mining vocational applications.The hub reduction axles, first offered in Asia, features weight savings of 600 lbs., with the single axle rated at 26,000-35,000 lbs. GAW and the tandem rated at 52,000-70,000 lbs. GAW, the company said.