Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced this week its STEERTEK NXT fabricated front steer axle has been selected as the standard front axle on the new Kenworth and Peterbilt medium-duty truck models.
STEERTEK NXT is now available to order on Kenworth T180, T280, T380, and T480 trucks and Peterbilt Models 535, 536, 537, and 548 trucks as standard equipment with the additional capacity options. Hendrickson says its proprietary design and manufacturing process saves weight compared to traditional I-beam axles while combining rigid strength, outstanding maneuverability due to 55 degrees of wheel cut, and reduced maintenance.
As with the rest of the STEERTEK NXT portfolio, these new axles come with a best-in-class service interval and feature an exclusive 10-year, 1-million-mile warranty, the companies say.
"The availability of STEERTEK NXT being offered as standard on both of the new Kenworth and Peterbilt medium-duty trucks is a huge positive for the OEMs, Hendrickson and their collective customers," says Sean Whitfield, director of marketing, Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems. "STEERTEK NXT offers a tremendous value with our best-in-class warranty and extended service intervals, and in the cost-sensitive medium-duty market, this value is a benefit for any fleet owner.”
The STEERTEK NXT is available in capacities from 8,000 to 14,600 lb., and the axle is approved for on-highway and medium-duty truck bus and motor home applications.