Kenworth to offer factory-installed front drive axles for T270, T370

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

“This is Kenworth’s first factory-installed front drive axle on our medium-duty product line,” says 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 now is available for order in ratings ranging from 10,000 lbs. to 14,000 lbs. on T270s and T370s equipped with a Paccar PX-6 engine. This fall, Kenworth will expand front drive axle ratings to 16,000 lbs. with Paccar PX-8 engines.