Mercedes-Benz at the 2008 International Commercial Vehicle Show
Hannover/Stuttgart
Sep 23, 2008
Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems
Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems:
the axle family that keeps on growing
  • Premiere at the International Commercial Vehicle Show: DCA Steermaster, the lightest steered trailer axle
  • From prototype to production: revolutionary DCA Airmaster axle
The new DCA Steermaster steered axle puts the DCA (Durable Compact Axle) product range in pole position with the DCA Airmaster, DCA Weightmaster and DCA Megamaster. In keeping with tradition, Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems is showcasing its axles in the component-supplier zone in Hall 26 at the International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover.
Premiere at the International Commercial Vehicle Show: DCA Steermaster, the lightest steered trailer axle
Weighing in at just 575 kg or so, the new DCA Steermaster with a permissible axle load of nine tonnes is the lightest steered axle in its class. At the same time, the DCA Steermaster enhances trailer manoeuvrability, minimises tyre wear and reduces the fuel consumption of a 40-tonne semitrailer rig by around three percent. Assuming a mileage of 150,000 km, this equates to an annual diesel saving of more than 1000 litres.
From prototype to production: revolutionary DCA Airmaster axle
The DCA Airmaster, unveiled at the 2006 International Commercial Vehicle Show, remains the world's only axle that stores compressed air for the braking system and the air suspension in the axle housing, meaning that the conventional compressed-air tanks on the trailer or semitrailer are no longer required. This additional function saves space and reduces weight by up to 50 kg.
Mercedes-Benz TrailerAxleSystems at the 2008 International Commercial Vehicle Show in Hanover
The DCA Steermaster, DCA Airmaster, DCA Weightmaster and DCA Megamaster trailer axles will be on show. The DCA Airmaster Guide leads visitors to the stands of around a dozen trailer manufacturers who have already-installed versions of the revolutionary DCA Airmaster on display.
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