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Kenworth adds new Spicer tandem axle option

Successful Dealer Staff July 29, 2014

14775906984_d7828bdebd_zKenworth said Tuesday it has added Dana’s Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle to its Class 8 trucks equipped with the Kenworth AG380 or AG400L suspension.

“The Spicer AdvanTEK 40 tandem axle is an excellent, fuel-efficient addition for new Kenworth Class 8 trucks,” says Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “The AdvanTEK 40 axle is featured as a key part of the special Kenworth T680 Advantage configuration designed to help Kenworth customers maximize fuel efficiency.”

The Spicer AdvanTEK 40 axle incorporates leading design solutions, such as innovative gearing, which can help increase fuel economy, improve reliability, reduce vehicle weight, and decrease total ownership costs, according to Dana. The axle was developed with some of the industry’s fastest axle ratios to handle higher torque and lower engine RPM at cruise speed. Axle ratios of 2.26, 2.39, 2.53, 2.64 and 2.79 are available on Kenworth Class 8 trucks, including the T680 and T880.

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The innovative and patented technologies offered on AdvanTEK 40 include a flow-through lubrication system for the inter-axle differential; high-efficiency, on–demand lubrication pump; no maintenance U-tube breather; wheel differential locks; innovative lube flow enhancements; and  the SelecTTrac™ solution for  wide-based single-tire configurations.

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