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First Factory-Installed Front Drive Axles Announced for Kenworth T270, T370

Wed June 30, 2010 - National Edition

Kenworth Truck Company will offer factory-installed, front drive axles for the Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models. The new Kenworth front drive axle was introduced at the 57th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) in Williamsburg, Va.

“This is Kenworth’s first factory-installed, front drive axle on our medium duty product line,” said Judy McTigue, Kenworth director of marketing planning and research. “We’re targeting utility service, construction vehicles, oilfield service and boom trucks, in addition to municipal applications, such as fire and emergency vehicles.”

The new front drive axle, is available for order in ratings ranging from 10,000 to 14,000 lbs. (4,536 to 6,350 kg) on Kenworth T270s and T370s equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 engine. This fall, Kenworth will expand front drive axle ratings to 16,000 lbs. (7,257 kg) equipped with PACCAR PX-8 engines.

For more information, visit www.kenworth.com.