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 Rear Tandem Axles


Meritor serves the needs of military fleets with performance-proven rear axle products. We have been the axle supplier of choice for more than 50 years to the United States Army fleet of 2.5- and 5-ton vehicles. Our axle products have accumulated billions of miles in serving our warfighters' needs, and are built and validated to meet the extreme and demanding off-road requirements of the military environment.

The extreme demands of the military duty cycle drove the custom design and engineering of the Meritor MT-23-810 rear tandem axle. The combat-proven unique bevel gear wheel-end reduction axles exceed the demanding requirements of the Family of Medium Tactical Vehicles (FMTV) in all theaters of operation around the world. With more than 60,000 FMTVs currently in the U.S. Army fleet, the MT-23-810 rear tandem axles have accumulated more than 2 Billion miles of service while demonstrating some of the highest reliability and readiness rates in the entire tactical wheeled vehicle fleet.

They offer optimum maneuverability and excellent ground clearance with weight ratings up to 23,000 lbs. MT-23-810 rear tandem axles are ideal for use in heavily armored tactical and combat wheeled vehicles to improve payload capability and mobility.


 Features and Benefits


The MT-23-810 axle features stud-piloted wheel mounting to accommodate 10-stud x 11.25" or 10-stud x 335 mm B.C. wheels; Meritor WABCO EX-225 air disc brakes; and anti-lock braking system-ready wheel-ends with installed tooth wheel and sensor.

Optional features include limited-slip differential for maximum traction in slick conditions, and drum brakes.

All military axles are backed by our global aftermarket support.