The inter-axle differential gears are completely lubricated—even at low speeds. Using an oil deflector connected to the upper helical gear, allows the oil to be redirected to the oil toward the roller bearings into the carrier that feeds the input bearing. Standard on all Detroit rear tandem axles, the oil deflector eliminates the need for an oil pump in most applications to extend gear life, reducing lifecycle costs and improving durability.
Intermediate Track Housing
Our innovative designs help maximize fuel economy. That’s why our 40,000-lbs tandem axles are available with optional intermediate-track housing, which allows the user to switch between super-single or dual track. Up to 34,000-lbs rated capacity, Detroit allows dual or single tires with the standard housing configuration. Super-single tires deliver the lightest axle/wheel combination compared to dual tires.
Advanced Input Seal
Detroit axles feature an innovative design for the input seal, which is inside the bearing cage and separated from the threaded ring to improve sealing. This significantly reduces seal degradation and input oil leaks common to other designs and eliminates the need for sealant on the threaded ring, providing better reliability and less downtime.
The inter-axle driveline on Detroit tandem-rear axles features a Topoid off-set. This creates a near 0° driveline angle between each axle, reducing vibration, increasing durability and enhancing driver comfort.
- Driver Controlled Differential Lock (DCDL)
- NoSpin - for automatic differential locking