March 16, 2018
The Paccar front axle comes in wide track configurations rated at 20,000 pounds and 22,800 pounds. Photo: Paccar
Kenworth is offering new standard track options for its Paccar proprietary front axle lineup available for Class 8 vocational models.
Designed for construction and vocational application, the Paccar says its front axle enhances vehicle payload-carrying capability and complements the performance of Paccar’s MX-11 and MX-13 engines. The Paccar front axle was introduced last year with wide track configurations rated at 20,000 pounds and 22,800 pounds.
Paccar front axles use an specially designed, tapered, kingpin roller bearing, which simplifies the design and delivers improved steering efficiency and offers steering angles up to 50 degrees. The axles have a five-year / 750,000-mile warranty.
“The Paccar front axle with standard track is an important addition for the vocational market as it provides the best axle/wheel/tire combination to achieve a 20,000-pound rating with 425-series tires, while also offering excellent wheel-cut and maneuverability,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director.
Kenworth has also launched a new, dedicated, website for its Kenworth Certified Pre-Owned program at www.KenworthCertified.com. The website features a listing of pre-owned certified trucks from participating Kenworth dealers.
Available in the United States and Canada, the program offers top-condition Kenworth Class 8 trucks. To qualify, each Kenworth Certified Pre-Owned Class 8 truck must be four model years of age or less, have mileage under 450,000 miles, and pass an extensive 150-point inspection completed by Kenworth certified technicians.