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Meritor Delivering Complete Drivetrains for Heavy Dump Truck Program

| March 22, 2021

Meritor has begun supplying Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) components units for the United States Army

Meritor, Inc. announced it has begun supplying components to meet the recent order of M917A3 Heavy Dump Truck (HDT) units for the United States Army, announced on March 1, 2021.

As the exclusive provider of drivetrain components on the HDT, the vehicle will be equipped with the following Meritor Defense products:

  • MX-810™ front axle with weight rating up to 24,000 pounds, offering maneuverability and excellent ground clearance
  • MTC™-3220-FV high-torque transfer case that is compact and rugged for ease of maintenance and serviceability while remaining durable enough for the demands of military applications
  • ProTec™ 5000 Series beam axles, engineered to military specifications with gross axle weight rating (GAWR) up to 30,000 pounds per axle
  • Permalube™ RPL Series drivelines, designed for gear-fast/run-slow drivetrains and high-torque applications, and permanently lubricated and sealed for life to reduce maintenance compared to conventional drivelines
  • EX+™ air-disc brakes in the front and 16.5 x 7-inch Q+™ drum brakes in the rear

“This agreement gives us the opportunity to proudly support the U.S. Army,” said David Damian, senior director of Defense for Meritor. “We are privileged to have supplied our nation’s warfighters with proven drivetrain solutions for more than 100 years.”

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