Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of approximately 8,600 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 19 countries. Meritor common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR.
Meritor has been a leading axle supplier for decades in the North American transit bus and motorcoach markets. That’s because we engineer outstanding reliability, unmatched durability and low cost of operation into every axle we make. Our specific axle solutions for the transit bus and motorcoach markets mean a more enjoyable and comfortable ride for passengers – and a real competitive edge for you.
Our full line of axle, brake and driveline solutions for city, transit, over-the-road, touring and commuter buses and coaches delivers performance and comfortable rides. For transit buses and motor coaches, Meritor’s front-steer axles are built with robust I-beam construction for reliability, durability and performance. Center and tag axles offer increased carrying capacity and passenger comfort. Our rear-drive solutions fit applications with high stop-and-start duty cycles, demanding loads and periodic axle-overload.
Meritor delivers the performance you demand – backed by the unequaled service and support you expect from a global axle leader.
Rear Drive Axles.
The Meritor 79000 Series axle is the next generation single reduction drive axle for 35-60 transit bus applications and motorcoach vehicles. Performance-engineered, it’s the perfect choice for high stop-and-start duty cycles, demanding regenerative loads and periodic axle-overload applications.
79000 key features:
For smaller transit buses and motorcoaches, the Meritor R160 series axle provides the same proven durability, performance, reliability and ease of maintenance that has made Meritor axles an industry standard. The R160 axle for transit buses and coaches includes upgrades, such as Quiet Ride gearing that passenger-carrying services demand.
Center and Tag Axles.
Whether you are building a 60 foot articulated transit bus or a motorcoach, there’s a high performance Meritor center or tag axle that meets your exact needs.
For low-floor to 60-foot articulated transit buses, the Meritor MC-26000 center non-drive axle features a center drop, no-weld design with integral suspension brackets. The result: increased carrying capacity, comfortable passengers and a more profitable operation.
Brake options include Meritor EX+H air disc brakes and Meritor 16.5” x 8.625” Cast Plus cam brakes featuring a single-piece cast shoe, extended-life brake linings and an integral return spring mount for unmatched durability, longer life, easy assembly, less maintenance and reduced downtime.
For motorcoaches, Meritor also has a full lineup of tag axles specifically designed for these applications. The MC-14000 and MC-16000 rigid tag axles are custom-designed for the motorcoach market with integrated suspension connection points directly into the axle. They provide a GAWR from 14,000- to 16,000-lbs. (6.4 to 7.3 tons) and offer both drum and EX+H disc brake options.
If your motorcoach application requires a steerable tag axle, Meritor offers the proven FH-946 steer axle that features the capacities and options your vehicles require.
Front Steer Axles.
Meritor offers the exact front steer axle your transit bus or motorcoach operation requires. Low-floor bus design? The Meritor Easy Steer™ FH-946 deep drop front non-drive steer axle answers the call.
Ideal for 35-, 40- and 60-foot transit buses and motorcoaches, the FH-946 allows the bus floor to drop up to 20 inches (508 mm) below conventional bus designs – eliminating the need for steps and allowing easier passenger accessibility. Passengers also appreciate how the wide spring mountings maximize aisle width.
For standard floor buses and motorcoaches, Meritor offers the MFS-12-155 and FH-941 front steer axles. These axles deliver the same durability, performance, reliability and ease of maintenance that have made Mer