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New Kenworth, Peterbilt MD trucks equip Hendrickson axles

April 20, 2021
STEERTEK NXT fabricated front steer axles now available as standard equipment on select Kenworth, Peterbilt models

Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems’ STEERTEK NXT fabricated front steer axle recently was selected as the standard front axle on the new Kenworth and Peterbilt medium-duty truck models.

STEERTEK NXT now is 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 proprietary design and manufacturing process saves weight compared to traditional I-beam axles while combining rigid strength, outstanding maneuverability due to 55 degrees of wheel cut, and reduced maintenance, the company said. As with the rest of the STEERTEK NXT portfolio, these new axles feature a 10-year, 1-million-mile warranty.

“The availability of STEERTEK NXT being offered as standard on both of the new Kenworth and Peterbilt medium-duty trucks is a huge positive for the OEMs, Hendrickson and their collective customers,” said Sean Whitfield, director of marketing for Hendrickson Truck Commercial Vehicle Systems.

“STEERTEK NXT offers a tremendous value with our best-in-class warranty and extended service intervals, and in the cost-sensitive, medium-duty market, this value is a benefit for any fleet owner.”

Available in capacities from 8,000 to 14,600 pounds, STEERTEK NXT is approved for on-highway and medium-duty truck applications. 

Visit hendrickson-intl.com for more information.

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