The MCL 541 planetary axle is designed for machines with up to 4m3 bucket capacity. - Photo: Meritor

The MCL 541 planetary axle is designed for machines with up to 4m3 bucket capacity.

Photo: Meritor

Meritor, Inc. launched the MCL 541 planetary axle for wheel loaders.

The MCL 541 planetary axle, designed for machines with up to 4m3 bucket capacity, is the first model of a wheel loader axle series and features proven components, such as Meritor's 14X carrier and Family 5 planetary wheel-ends.

The axle's interchangeable architecture also opens the door for future compatibility with electric vehicles.

"This axle serves as the entry point to a new segment and represents Meritor's ongoing commitment to the off-highway market," said Steve Luepke, senior director of Off-Highway for Meritor. "Our focus on continuous product innovation, combined with the company's global footprint and support network, has made it possible for us to address the demands of this dynamic segment and expand our product offering for customers."