Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems announced April 14 that its Steertek NXT fabricated front steer axle has been selected as the standard front axle on the new Kenworth and Peterbilt medium-duty truck models.
Steertek NXT is now available to order on Kenworth T180, T280, T380, and T480 trucks and Peterbilt Models 535, 536, 537, and 548 trucks as standard equipment with the additional capacity options. Hendrickson’s design and manufacturing process saves weight compared to traditional I-beam axles while combining strength, maneuverability due to 55 degrees of wheel cut, and reduced maintenance. As with the rest of the Steertek NXT portfolio, these new axles feature a 10-year, 1-million-mile warranty.
Available in capacities from 8,000 to 14,600 lbs., Steertek NXT is approved for on-highway and medium duty truck bus and motor home applications.