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dead axle

[¦ded ′ak·səl]
(mechanical engineering)
An axle that carries a wheel but does not drive it.
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The rear beam axle is an integral component in a drivetrain system, and an optimized design can offer significant benefits that assist in providing competitive advantages to our customers," said Tom Stone, president of Dana Traction Products.
25" Heavy Duty front steerable beam axle and new TracRite(R) EL differential provides an open differential for normal on-road driving and electronically controlled full locking capability for maximum off-road traction.
Suspension is independent in the front, with a beam axle and coil leaf springs from the company's award-winning minivan.
Original equipment manufacturers (OEMs) not using an independent front suspension system are still mired in 75-year-old technology, using an I- beam axle system that can be tuned to only one setting, unlike the Spartan Active Ride's continual suspension adjustments.
The rear suspension employs a "V" profile independent torsion beam axle with integral sway bar and trailing arms.
Dana can manufacture primary ring and pinion drive gearing for traditional banjo and beam axles, as well as all-wheel-drive systems.
At the time, such carts had beam axles, in other words rigid axles.
Having said that, there are some areas where we have not changed - the parabolic leaf spring suspension, the Ifor Williams Trailer proprietary solid beam axles and our sealed-for-life bearings which we felt could not be improved upon.
Now, just as independent suspension effected a quantum leap over solid, beam axles, Michelin engineers have developed an entirely new suspension system that promises to deliver the next major advance in vehicle handling.
It is to produce and sell rear beam axles, front axles, power transfer units, rear-drive modules and suspension modules for passenger cars, sport utility vehicles and multi-purpose vehicles for the China market.
Under its fashion-statement skin there was still quite a lot of old-tech features, including beam axles and mechanical brakes.
On the road it is refined and stable - although you are aware of the big beam axles moving around over bumps.