Kenworth will offer heavier front axles for its T370 Class 7 truck, the company announced at the NTEA's Work Truck Show in Indianapolis.
Kenworth is offering 18,000- and 20,000-pound axles with the truck that's powered by a PACCAR PX-9 8.9-liter inline-6 cylinder engine that produces 350 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque.
"Customers can put more weight on the front ends in fuel hauling, dump, mixer, utility and crane applications," said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth’s marketing director. "This also allows more payload in a shorter BBC truck package — something our vocational customers will find attractive."
The package includes a heavy duty, cross-brace reinforced front frame assembly with bolted cross members and either 10-3/4-inch frame rails or 10-5/8-inch frame rails with inserts. Iron hubs, drum brakes, and dual-power steering gears, along with a power steering cooler, are part of the spec package.