Factory installed front drive axles for medium duty trucks

Kenworth Truck Co. will offer factory-installed, front drive axles for T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models.

Williamsburg, Va., June 25, 2010—Kenworth Truck Co. announced that it will offer factory-installed, front drive axles for the Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models. The new Kenworth front drive axle was introduced at the 57th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) in Williamsburg, Va.

“This is Kenworth’s first factory-installed, front drive axle on our medium duty product line,” said Judy McTigue, Kenworth director of marketing planning and research. “We’re targeting utility service, construction vehicles, oilfield service and boom trucks, in addition to municipal applications, such as fire and emergency vehicles.”

The new front drive axle is available for order today in ratings ranging from 10,000 lbs. to 14,000 lbs. on Kenworth T270s and T370s equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 engine. This fall, Kenworth will expand front drive axle ratings to 16,000 lbs. equipped with PACCAR PX-8 engines.

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