TWO-SPEED AXLES FOR LIGHT TRUCKS

A number of features are recommended as essential in the design of a two-speed axle if it is to exert no negative influence on vehicle performance. Such an axle must provide sufficient performance under laden conditions to satisfy the intended use of the vehicle and be compatible with essential options in engine, drivetrain and vehicle rating and provide sufficient fuel economy under the un-laden test condition for the OEM to meet legislated fleet weighted average fuel economy requirements.

  • Supplemental Notes:
    • This paper was presented at the SAE Meeting, Detroit, Michigan, February 27-March 3, 1978.
  • Corporate Authors:

    Society of Automotive Engineers (SAE)

    400 Commonwealth Drive
    Warrendale, PA  United States  15096
  • Authors:
    • Hobson, D E
    • HICKEY, J L
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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Filing Info

  • Accession Number: 00178851
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Report/Paper Numbers: SAE 780099
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Jun 30 1979 12:00AM