Kenworth Adds 18,000- and 20,000-lb. Front Axles for T370 Truck

Higher-capacity axle choices and reinforced front frame will allow trucks to carry more payload in a shorter BBC package

Kenworth announced at the NTEA Work Truck Show today that it will offer heavier front axles for its T370 Class 7 truck.

“With the new 18,000-pound and 20,000-lb. front axles, customers can put more weight on the front ends in fuel hauling, dump, mixer, utility and crane applications,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth’s marketing director. “This also allows more payload in a shorter BBC truck package – something our vocational customers will find attractive.”

The 18,000-lb. and 20,000-lb. axles are available with the PACCAR PX-9 engine rated up to 350-hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque. The package includes a heavy-duty, cross-brace reinforced front frame assembly. Bolted cross members and either 10 3/4-in. frame rails, or 10 5/8-in. frame rails with inserts complete the chassis package. Iron hubs, drum brakes, and dual-power steering gears, along with a power steering cooler, are part of the spec package.