Test Drive

Jack Roberts | February 01, 2012

ENGINE: MaxxForce 15, 450 horsepower, 1,550/1,750 lb.-ft. torque at 1,000 rpm

ENGINE COMPRESSION BRAKE: MaxxForce for MaxxForce 15 engines

TRANSMISSION: Fuller RTLO-18913A 13-speed manual with double overdrive and internal lube oil pump

CLUTCH: Eaton Fuller Solo Advantage self-adjusting, two-plate, cast angle spring; ceramic, 15.5-inch diameter, soft rate damper, 1,860 lb.-ft. torque capacity with hydraulic actuation with air assist

DRIVELINE: Dana Spicer SPL250XL plus SPL170XL inter-axle shaft

Thanks to careful design of the hood and engine, access to all major engine systems — antifreeze, power steering fluid, engine oil — is a snap.

BRAKES: Bendix Antilock Brake System, full vehicle wheel control system (four-channel) with automatic traction control

FRONT AXLE: Meritor MFS-13-143A wide track, I-beam type, 13,200-pound capacity

REAR AXLE: Meritor MT-40-14X-3CFR single reduction, 40,000-pound capacity, Amboid gearing in rear drive axle