Meritor, Inc. announced a new strategic supply agreement with The Manitowoc Co., Inc., provider of lifting equipment for the global construction industry, to deliver multiple drivetrain products and solutions including planetary axles to the manufacturer.

In addition, the company announced various products have been selected as standard position and as preferred options on all Wabash National Corp. dry and refrigerated van trailer products.

Meritor products will be featured on several crane types across Manitowoc’s extensive portfolio. 

The three-year agreement between Wabash and Meritor takes effect Jan. 1, and positions Meritor’s loose axles as standard equipment designed to reduce weight and offer structural advantages. The Meritor Tire Inflation System (MTIS) has also been selected as the preferred automatic tire inflation system.

Meritor air disc brakes, along with the Meritor Trailing-Arm (MTA) suspension, hubs, drums, and slack adjusters, and Meritor’s new MTec6 large-diameter axle, which provides a 40-pound weight savings to a standard axle, are optional in all Wabash configurations.

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