Paccar’s new axle coming later this year

paccar's new axlePaccar will introduce a new proprietary front axle for its Kenworth and Peterbilt vehicles in the third quarter of 2017, the company announced Monday.

The Paccar axle is designed for construction and vocational applications that support infrastructure investments.

“Paccar is pleased to introduce its front axle to enhance customer vehicle payload and complement the superior performance of our Paccar Powertrain,” says Landon Sproull, Paccar vice president.The Paccar front axle improves steering efficiency and load carrying capacity for customers.

“The Paccar front axle is available with ratings of 20,000 or 22,000 lb. and uses an innovative tapered kingpin roller bearing which simplifies the design and delivers enhanced steering efficiency.

The Paccar front axle offers steering angles up to 50 degrees and has a five year or 750,000-mile warranty.

Peterbilt says the axle will Be available with standard front air disc brakes or optional drum brakes as well as suspensions and wheel end options to meet the most demanding jobs. Both axle ratings will be available in the Models 567, 520, 389, 367, 365, 348 and the 389 glider kit.

“The Paccar steer axle continues the Peterbilt tradition of innovative and rugged products for our vocational customers who demand maximum performance,” says Kyle Quinn, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar senior vice president. “Whether we’re reducing total cost of ownership or increasing payload, Peterbilt is continuously looking for solutions that maximize our customers’ uptime and profitability.”

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