What to know about tires and 6×2 configurations

By Team Writer / October 3, 2016

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.

Key Takeaways:

  • 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.”


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