September 28, 2011
Kenworth has added the Neway ADZ rear air suspension from SAF-Holland for heavy-duty and severe-duty applications. The ADZ suspension is designed for typical heavy-duty applications such as construction trucks, loggers and fire apparatus and emergency vehicles. The suspension also is for severe-duty applications where heavy vertical loads, high gross combination weights, high torque drive trains, high-center-of-gravity loads and significant off-road travel are expected.
Available in 23,000- and 26,000-pound capacities per axle, the Neway ADZ is engineered for independent single suspension mounting that allows for single, tandem or tridem axle truck or tractor applications. The ADZ series, which replaces the AD series suspension for over-the-road applications, incorporates a simplified light-weight V-rod construction that replaces the traditional track and torque rods. A new integral lower control arm module helps provide improved roll stability for high-center-of-gravity load vehicles. The ADZ series also offers a weight savings in a typical installation of about 250 pounds per axle compared to the Neway AD.
Kenworth is offering the Neway ADZ series suspension in both 23K and 26K per axle versions for the C500, T440, T470, T800 and W900. “The ADZ is a nice addition to the Kenworth vocational product line with improved handling for tough challenges on the road and significant weight savings, which provides an opportunity to increase payload and improve operating efficiency,” says Alan Fennimore, Kenworth vocational marketing manager.