DETROIT – Sept. 4, 2013 – Detroit Diesel Corporation (Detroit) today announced that it has built its 500,000th Detroit™ Steer Axle.
Produced at Detroit’s state-of-the-art manufacturing facility in Redford, Mich., Detroit axles are available in a wide range of configuration options and are compatible with all braking systems offered by Daimler Trucks, covering every trucking segment.
The product line includes steer axles with weight ratings up to 20,000 pounds, rear axles with weight ratings up to 23,000 pounds, and tandem rear axles with weight ratings up to 46,000 pounds. Every Detroit axle is produced with a lightweight, efficient design engineered to provide higher payload, increased fuel economy and enhanced freight efficiency.
Detroit axles are a key component of the overall Detroit powertrain offering, which includes Detroit engines and the Detroit DT12™ Automated Manual Transmission.
“The Detroit powertrain provides the quality engineering, durability and performance enhancements that our customers expect,” said Brad Williamson, manager, engine and component marketing for Daimler Trucks North America. “We’re proud of reaching this milestone, and we’re even prouder to continue helping our customers achieve a lower total cost of ownership by producing the highest-quality axle every time.”
With more than 600 locations in the United States and Canada, Detroit axles are backed by Detroit’s unmatched dealer network and factory-trained technicians. A comprehensive warranty program and the Detroit Carrier Exchange Program -- which enables dealers to exchange carriers or upgrade axles on trucks post-build -- further extends value and performance.
For more information, go to www.DemandDetroit.com.
Detroit offers a complete line of heavy-duty diesel engines, axles and transmissions for the commercial transportation industry in both the on-highway and vocational markets. Detroit™ engines, axles and transmissions are sold and serviced through a network of more than 800 locations throughout North America. For more information, or to locate the nearest Detroit location, visit www.DemandDetroit.com. Detroit™ is a brand of Detroit Diesel Corporation, a Daimler company.
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