The 79KB is the a customizable suspension available for Class 5 through Class 8 medium-duty trucks.  - Photo: Reyco Granning

The 79KB is the a customizable suspension available for Class 5 through Class 8 medium-duty trucks. 

Photo: Reyco Granning

The Reyco Granning 79KB suspension is the standard offering on the recently announced Kenworth K270E and K370E battery-electric vehicles. 

Enhanced ride comfort offered by the long parabolic springs and durability provided by rugged cast components make the Reyco Granning 79KB the ideal suspension for last-mile delivery and vocational work truck applications.

The 79KB is the most customizable suspensions available for medium-duty Class 5 through Class 8 trucks.  The system is available in a variety of capacities with options that include a stabilizer bar, taper leaf springs, helper springs, shock absorbers, and disc brake compatibility. 

A new high-capacity variant with 35,000-pound GAWR allows customers to configure a 4x2 with a GVW that would have required a 6x4 in the past.

Kenworth’s K270E Class 6 and K370E Class 7 battery-electric vehicles are currently available for order from Kenworth dealers in both the U.S. and Canada. The electric powertrain is available with battery packs of 141kWh and 282kWh, delivering up to a 100- and 200-mile range, respectively. Utilizing a DC fast-charging system, the trucks are capable of re-charging in as quick as one hour, making it ideal for short regional haul operations, according to the company.