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Dana Spicer Axles Offered on Kenworth T270 and T370

December 20, 2017

Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth
Kenworth T370 fuel tanker Photo: Kenworth

Kenworth's T270 and T370 medium-duty truck modelsare now available with Dana Spicer S140 series single reduction single-drive axles, ranging from 16,000- to 21,000-pound GAWR.

The S140 Series axles are designed for a range of applications and feature broad ratio coverage from 3.31 to 6.50. The axles are designed with high-capacity gearing and bearing systems to provide better durability and reliability with higher horsepower and torque engine. Standard “R” series spindles are used for ease of fit and commonality.

The S140 axle design also features GenTech extra-quiet gearing to reduce noise levels by up to 12 decibels versus standard gear designs and to provide a smoother ride. The axles also offer a weight savings of up to 85 pounds compared to the Dana P20060S axle.

“We continue to expand the product offering for the Kenworth T270 and T370,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “Our customers appreciate the opportunity to have more choices on key components when specifying their new Kenworth T270 and T370.”

Kenworth also announced that it will offer the Bendix Wingman Fusion advanced driver assistance system as an option on both the T270 and T370. Bendix Wingman Fusion integrates a suite of Bendix safety technologies into a comprehensive driver assistance system. The suite includes radar, camera, the vehicle’s foundation brake system, and SafetyDirect by Bendix CVS.

Built on the Bendix ESP full stability program, Wingman Fusion offers enhanced collision mitigation, lane departure warning, stationary vehicle braking, and over speed alert and action. This combination typically enables the system to assess a situation faster and react earlier, alerting the driver and decreasing the vehicle’s speed by up to twice as much as Bendix Wingman Advanced, while also reducing instances of false alerts and false interventions.

“We began offering the Bendix Wingman Fusion as an option for the Kenworth T680 and T880 two years ago, and it has been a popular option in the Class 8 market,” said Swihart.  “Our customers will now have the opportunity to choose this factory-installed option on their new Kenworth T270 and T370 trucks.”

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