Kenworth is offering wide base tires for applications requiring up to 20,000-pound front axle ratings for the company’s T370 truck model.
Available in 385/65R22.5 sizes, from Bridgestone, Goodyear, and Michelin, the tires were previously available only on all-wheel drive T370 steer axles with ratings up to 16,000 pounds.
The Kenworth T370 is also now available with 4.9-inch fender extensions to reduce road spray from the wide base tires.
“These tires can now be ordered for new T370s with our heaviest non-drive front axles – rated at 16,000, 18,000 and 20,000 pounds,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “This provides a larger ‘footprint’ in vocational applications where off-road conditions, such as mud, can making driving difficult. The tires also comply with standards in certain states and Canada, which require larger tires to carry heavier weights.”