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Paccar launches proprietary axle in North America

Paccar is launching a new proprietary tandem axle that is the industry’s lightest and most efficient axle in its class, the company says.

“Paccar is pleased to deliver the most fuel efficient axle in the industry to complement the superior performance and fuel economy of our Paccar MX Engines” says Landon Sproull, Paccar vice president.

The new Paccar axle is designed to improve the operating efficiency for line haul, regional haul and pick-up and delivery customers. The new axle is rated at 40,000 pounds, supporting a gross combination weight of 80,000 lbs.

Kenworth and Peterbilt will begin offering the axle to customers in January 2017.

“Paccar’s axle reduces vehicle weight by up to 150 lbs., and provides improved fuel economy,” says Sproull.

The axle features a unique pinion-through-shaft design that simplifies power flow in the axle for maximum efficiency and incorporates an innovative laser-welded carrier design that reduces weight and improves fuel economy.  It also comes with a warranty of five years or 750,000 miles.

The Paccar axle offers ratios from 2.47 to 3.70 with engine torque compatibility up to 1,650 ft.-lb. and multi-torque rating compatibility up to 1,750 ft.-lb.

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