Less fuel, better traction and a tighter turning radius. The Tandem Axle Lift lets you disengage and raise one of the drive axles – giving you the traction and load capacity of a tandem drive axle, with the driveability and efficiency of a single drive axle.
The Tandem Axle Lift is ideal if you drive heavily loaded in one direction and empty in the other. When the truck is unloaded, you push a button on the dashboard to disengage and raise the drive axle. As soon as you load the truck, the drive axle automatically lowers and engages to ensure maximum traction and driveability. It only takes about 15 seconds from start to finish, so you don’t waste valuable time.
Drive axles create more friction and rolling resistance – which means higher fuel consumption. If you disengage and raise the axle when you don’t need it, you can reduce your fuel consumption by up to 4% on a return trip with the axle lifted. What could that mean for your bottom line?
When the axle is raised, the truck behaves similar to a 4×2 or a 6×2, resulting in a tighter turning radius and significantly improved manoeuvrability. A 6×4 with a 4.6-metres wheelbase, for example, can reduce its turning radius by over a metre and could make a big difference in tight passages.
Need more traction? If the axle load limits allow, simply press a button on the dash and you can shift the weight to one drive axle.