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5000 Series Steerable

Overview
5000 Series Steerable

The AxleTech 5000 Series planetary steerable axles are engineered to meet the increasing demands of the 4x4, 6x6 or 8x8 off-highway trucks, all terrain (AT) cranes, multi-axle mobile cranes, tow tractors, and heavy duty specialty type vehicle vocations. This axle has a vocationally dependent axle load rating of up to 28,700 lb (13,000 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 5000 series steer axle has common wheel mounting capability with the 5000 series rigid as well as other axles of the 3000/4000 series families, brake option and selected hub mounting dependant. Standard features, for example, include a choice of 4 planetary hub reductions that provide an overall axle ratio range from 5.38 to 17.50 offering maximum flexibility to meet your desired performance and optimize the vehicle performance. 

Multiple axle options include many features to permit optimization of this steer axle family to customize the axle for your specific vocational requirements. Double cardan axle shafts are standard to permit high steer angle capability. Outboard mounted brake drums have been designed for air actuated brakes that permit easier serviceability without requiring the planetary hub reduction to be disassembled to perform normal brake maintenance. 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, or limited slip, and a wide range of input flanges sizes and styles. Multiple axle pad mounting styles are available with location flexibility on the high strength fabricated axle housing design utilized by this family of steer axles. 

Steering tie rods can be fitted either above or below carrier pinion input depending on brake type selected and will help protect this component from external damage in the off road environment. 

Technical Specifications
  • Capacity
  • 28,700 lb / 13,000 kg
  • Housing
  • Cast steel
  • Differential
  • With driver-controlled lock (DCDL) or limited slip
  • Final ratio
  • 5.38, 5.83, 6.36, 6.67, 7.00, 7.37, 8.24, 11.67, 12.73, 15.56, or 17.50
  • Flange to flange
  • 98.19 in / 2,494 mm with drum brakes or 98.58 in / 2,504 mm with disc brakes
  • Brakes
  • Wedge, s-cam, 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
  • 1,984 lb / 900 kg
  • Typical oil capacity
  • 25.2 pt / 12 L to 46.2 pt / 22 L at carrier and 2.1 pt / 1 L to 8.4 pt / 4 L per wheel end