DS404 Standard Single Reduction Tandem Drive Axle


The DS404 Standard Single Reduction Tandem Drive Axle integrates the latest technologies to increase performance, reliability, efficiency, and productivity.  These features include:
  • Standard Flow-Thru Lube System
  • Larger inter-axle differential assembly
  • Lockout clutch
  • Extended drain intervals to 500,000 miles with approved synthetic lubes
  • No-maintenance "U" tube breather

Key Features

  • "Fast-fade" housing design for lower fifth wheel heights for increased payload capacity and improved vehicle stability
  • Stronger wheel differential assembly for increased performance and resistance to shock loading
  • Premium Microlip™ XL seals provide the most effective sealing system available to keep lube in, dirt and grime out
  • Factory fill with approved synthetic lubricants that require no initial drain to save time and money


Lube Pump
  • Industry-proven design improves vehicle reliability
  • Protects against spin-out while preventing added heat
  • Keeps gears lubricated
  • Industry-leading hub system technology
  • Reduced maintenance and improved reliability
  • Increased efficiency and lower life cycle costs
Gen Tech™ Gearing
  • Axle gearing manufactured for the ultimate quiet ride, significantly reducing noise, vibration, and harshness (NVH)
Electromagnetic Retarder
  • Designed for the most effective braking action
  • Reduced complexity
Wheel Differential Lock
  • For maximum traction on slippery surfaces
  • Increased stability improves operator safety
  • Can be retrofitted on certain models
Central Tire Inflation
  • Maximum mobility on a variety of terrains
  • Enhanced efficiency extends tread life
  • Reliable performance for better ride and reduced maintenance


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