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Meritor® Launches RPL35™ and RPL35SD™ Drivelines for Linehaul and Heavy Service Applications

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 6, 2014 /PRNewswire/ -- Meritor® (NYSE: MTOR) announced today the introduction of the newest members of the Permalube™ RPL family. The high-capacity RPL35 and RPL35SD™ drivelines are engineered for linehaul and heavy-service applications in North and South America. 

"The RPL35 and RPL35SD expand upon the proven Permalube RPL family with their high torque capacity designed for engine downspeeding and heavy service applications," said Ken Lang, senior product line manager for Meritor.

The RPL35, when combined with an RPL25 inter axle, is designed to handle the higher torque imposed on drivelines from downspeeding engines for fuel economy in linehaul applications. Downspeeding is a current trend employing direct drive transmissions and fast axle gear ratios to maintain vehicle road speed at lower engine rpm.

The RPL35SD is designed for heavy-haul and three-axle (tridem) applications with GCW ratings ranging from 140,000 pounds to 190,000 pounds. Both drivelines incorporate proven European-style flange connections for secure transfer of torque and ease of installation and removal.

"The RPL35 and RPL35SD extend the RPL range to additional applications that help fleets achieve increased efficiency and durability at lower maintenance costs along with the industry's leading warranty at five-year/500,000 miles available for linehaul applications," Lang said.

About Meritor
Meritor, Inc. is a leading global supplier of drivetrain, mobility, braking and aftermarket solutions for commercial vehicle and industrial markets. With more than a 100-year legacy of providing innovative products that offer superior performance, efficiency and reliability, the company serves commercial truck, trailer, off-highway, defense, specialty and aftermarket customers around the world. Meritor is based in Troy, Mich., United States, and is made up of more than 9,000 diverse employees who apply their knowledge and skills in manufacturing facilities, engineering centers, joint ventures, distribution centers and global offices in 18 countries. Common stock is traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the ticker symbol MTOR. For important information, visit the company's website at

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