Kenworth Adds Neway ADZ Rear Air Suspension for Heavy and Severe Duty Applications

Fri September 30, 2011 - National Edition

Kenworth has added the Neway ADZ rear air suspension from SAF-Holland for heavy duty and severe duty applications.

The ADZ suspension is 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-lb. (10,432 to 11,793 kg) 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 provides improved roll stability for high center of gravity load vehicles. The ADZ series also offers a significant weight savings in a typical installation of approximately 250 lbs. (113 kg) per axle compared to the Neway AD, according to the manufacturer.

“Kenworth is offering the Neway ADZ series suspension in both 23K and 26K per axle versions for the Kenworth C500, T440, T470, T800 and W900,” said Alan Fennimore, Kenworth vocational marketing manager. “The ADZ is a nice addition to 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.”

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