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3000 Series Rigid

3000 Series Rigid

The AxleTech 3000 series family of planetary rigid axles are engineered to meet the increasing demands of the 4x4 high mobility tactical, forestry, airport fire crash rescue, snow blower, municipal truck, and medium specialty type vehicle voca-tions. This axle has a vocationally-dependent axle load rating of up to 12,500 lb (5,700 kg). 

A wide range of overall axle ratios, load capacities, vehicle mountings, carrier offsets, and brakes for performance characteristics are available to match your specific vehicle installation requirements. The 3000 series axle has capability of common wheel mounting with 4000/5000 family depending on brake size and hub mounting selected. Standard features include a choice of 3 planetary hub reductions that provide an overall axle ratio range from 5.65 to 8.73 offering maximum flexibility to meet your desired performance and optimize the vehicle performance. 

Multiple axle options include many features to permit optimization of this axle family to customize the axle for your specific vocational requirements. Outboard mounted brake drums have been designed to permit easier serviceability without requiring the planetary hub reduction to be disassembled to perform normal brake maintenance. Spring applied air chambers may be selected on air actuated wedge or disc brakes to provide vehicle parking at wheels. Wheel mounted ABS is also an available option for the on-road vehicle vocational requirements. A central tire inflation option is available for those vehicles demanding increased floatation in the various rugged off-road vocational duty cycles. Carrier differential options include air actuated differential lock and a wide range of input flange sizes and styles. Multiple axle pad mounting styles are available with location flexibility on the high strength fabricated axle housing design. 

Technical Specifications
  • Capacity
  • 12,500 lb / 5,700 kg
  • Final ratio
  • 5.65, 6.00, 6.40, 6.86, 7.38, 8.00, or 8.73
  • Brakes
  • Wedge or air disc
  • Wheel mounting
  • Hub piloted, 10 studs, 13.19 in / 335 mm bolt circle
  • Minimum wheel size
  • 20 in / 508 mm
  • Typical axle weight
  • 1,014 lb / 460 kg with wedge brakes
  • Typical oil capacity
  • 25 pt / 12 L