Meritor® Downspeeding Solutions

Are you looking to improve your fleet’s operation through increased fuel efficiency while decreasing its negative footprint on the environment?

Downspeeding can help you decrease fuel consumption by 1-2% while reducing gas greenhouse emissions. Meritor has the knowledge and expertise to educate you on downspeeding, what applications it makes the most sense for and how it can benefit your operation.

Led by Meritor’s chief engineer and North America’s top downspeeding expert, Bob Ostrander, this webinar will teach you how to:

  • Improve fuel efficiency by 1-2%
  • Identify appropriate applications for downspeeding
  • Recognize the importance of torque and its impact on the drivetrain
  • Select appropriate components to protect the drivetrain from torque overstress
  • Extend life of your drivetrain components



To download “Understanding The Effects of Engine Downspeeding on Drivetrain Components”


Click here to listen to our latest webinar “Downspeeding Made Simple.”


Click here to watch “Downspeeding Defined”

Downspeeding Applications

Two approaches to Downspeeding
Using fast axle ratios + direct drive transmissions generates higher engine torque through the drivetrain system and requires high torque-capable drivetrain components vs. slower axle ratios with overdrive transmissions. Meritor offers components to address both downspeeding approaches, offering a variety of rear axle ratios to match your application needs and drivelines designed to handle high torques.

Meritor Downspeeding Portfolio

Meritor offers the full range of components:


6×4 Tandem Rear Drive Axles

FUELite™ and FUELite+™  

6×2 Tandem Rear Drive Axles

RPL Permalube™   


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