How To Select Suitable Axle For HOWO Truck?

18 Jun 2020

    When referring to the rear axle, nobody seems to deny its importance apart from the engine among truck spare parts. The rear axle plays significant roles in load bearing, driving and braking. Choosing a matching axle can not only make trucks have a high performance, but also help drivers reduce the fuel consumption. In conclusion, it is critical for drivers to get to know the axle.

 

 

 

    The mainstream axle for HOWO truck was ST16, HC16, AC16 and MCY series, ST16 and HC16 was developed base on Steyr technology, AC16 was product acoordingly Benz technology and MCY series axle was cooperated with MAN. Among those axles, ST16 and HC16 was very popular to assembled on HOWO trucks for exporting. Because:

 

1. They were all assembled by DOUBLE reducer, MAIN reducer + wheel reducer, as there is wheel reducer, so the bever gear and crown gear measurement was minified, increase ground clearance.

2. Strengthen the section of axle housing, use punching welding steel and casting steel, improve the axle load.

3. The single rated axle load was 16000KG.

4. The steyr axle parts has HIGH commonality, since Steyr axle was assembled widely on the Chinese brand truck, like HANDE 13Ton axle of Shacman truck, LB300 axle on FAW truck, also assembled on Genlyon truck.

 

    Let me introduce this two axles:

 

1. ST16 Double Reducer Driving Axle

  

 

 

    And the nameplate was PINK color:

 

 


    AND the U bolt for rear leaf spring was 2 pcs:

 

 

 

2. HC16 Double Reducer Driving Axle:

  

 

    The nameplate was YELLOW color:

 

 

 

    And the U bolts for rear lear spring was 4 pcs:

 

 

 

3. Contrast punching welding and casting steel:

 

Content

Production efficiency

Environment

Variant ability

Machining defects

Weight

Manitence

Cost

Punching welding

High

can be mass

production

Eco-frindly

Easy to Twist compare casting axle housing

Can avoid

the defects easily

Lighter than casting axle

Complicated

Higher

Casting steel

Lower

Environmental pollution

Hard

Defect:

Sand holes and Slag

Heavy

Easily repair,

simple struction

Lower

 

4. Single reducer axle VS double reducer axle

 

Contect

Fuel Consumption

Torque capacity

Ground clearance

Weight

Manitence

Application

Cost

Single main Reducer

Lower

Less, lower capacity

for overloading

Lower, suitable for good road

Light

Easy

Low cost

Prime tractor

Cheaper

Double Reducer

Higher

High capcaity for

overloading

Higher, suitable for bad road conditions

5% heavier than single reducer

Complicated

Higher cost

Heavy duty tipper

Higher

 

    Contruction and appearance of Single reducer axle:

 



 

    Contruction and appearance of Double reducer axle:

 




 


    According above presentation, have you learnt more about the axle? If there is any axle parts inquiry, welcome to contact me—— Qingdao Size The Future Automobile Sales Co., LTD.