When it comes to tires and different configurations there are many different things that you should know. Recently a lot of commercial fleets are looking into benefits of specifying new tractors with a 6×2 configuration. Standard 6×4 has three axles and six wheel-end with both axles having driven axles. The new 6×2 has three axles and six wheel ends with only one of the axles being driven.
- 6×2 Configuration is more fuel efficient, and increases the lifespan of the tires.
- 6×2 may not be right for your fleet, depending on region and weather/season.
- Conducting your own internal investigation will help you determine if 6×2 configuration is a safe and money saving solution.
“It’s all about reduced vehicle weight (about 400 lbs.), reduced energy losses through friction and improved fuel economy.”