With up to a 55-degree turning radius, Detroit™ front-steer axles provide the strength, performance, reliability and increased payload capacity you can count on for maximum freight efficiency.Brochures and Videos Maintenance Intervals and Warranties
Our front-steer axles equip your truck with the support and maneuverability your business needs to facilitate success.More Specs
We offer a 12,500-lb front axle rating for multiple applications. This provides an additional 500 lbs capacity on the front axle, compared to a 12,000-lb. axle, and lets you avoid purchasing a heavier, more costly 13,000-lb. axle. You get a weight- and cost-efficient solution that fits your truck application and its payload requirements. The unique I-beam design coupled with tie rod arms and axle cups enables a sharper wheel cut of up to 55 degrees, giving you the tightest turning radius available.
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Unique design of our I Beam uses less material for less weight and higher payload.
Needle bearings wear less, leading to greater durability.
Detroit steer axles are compatible with most brake systems, including disc brakes, for increased safety.
Up to 55 degree turning radius for better maneuverability.
12,500 lbs. rated capacity available for increased payload and weight compensation.
The integrated Detroit Powertrain delivers the performance and dependability you need to run your business efficiently. Detroit has designed, engineered and manufactured the engine, transmission and axles to work together seamlessly, providing the optimal powertrain solution for your business needs. The integrated Detroit Powertrain is available in the new Freightliner Cascadia®, the original Freightliner Cascadia Evolution and the Western Star® 5700.
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The Detroit™ Connect portal is easy-to-use, one-stop-shop for all vehicle performance data gathered, transmitted and analyzed by Detroit Connect. The portal gives you access to insights delivered by Detroit Connect Virtual Technician℠. The Detroit Connect portal will also give you access to new features, such as Remote Updates, and Analytics, available late 2017.Detroit connect portal login
DDCSN serves as both a public customer website and secure service portal to access DETROIT branded product service and parts information, tools, training, and more. Here you can access a wide range of product literature such as operator mauals, warranty booklets, and even service bulletins. You can also find parts catalogs, sales and marketing programs, webinars, and much more.DDCSN Login
DTNA Connect is the starting point for working with all brands and franchises that fall under the Daimler Trucks North America umbrella: Detroit, Thomas Built Buses, SelecTrucks, Sterling, Freightliner, and Western Star. Here, you can access the full spectrum of online applications, resources and tools you need. Whether you use DTNA online resources to complete repairs, purchase parts, submit warranty claims, spec new vehicles or track the status of your truck orders, DTNAConnect streamlines the tasks and activities that are part of your daily work routine.DTNA Connect Portal Login