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Kenworth’s T680 and T880 Now Available with Dana Spicer® D-Series Lightweight Steer Axle


3/1/2017

Kenworth’s T680 and T880 models are now available with Dana Spicer® D-Series lightweight steer axles for use with air disc brakes.

The D-Series Axles Features:
  • A new lightweight beam with a robust axle-to-brake attachment to help maximize performance.
  • A patented steer arm design to further reduce weight, delivering excellent performance within a smaller design envelope.
  • A new integrated air disc brake knuckle. The knuckle has a one-piece, forged design that incorporates the tie-rod arm, disc brake mounting feature and spindle, and eliminates the need for a separate torque plate and its associated fasteners. It weighs about 35 pounds less than the previous assembly.

“Air disc brakes deliver superior performance over traditional drum brakes, improving stopping distance and brake life. The integrated air disc brake knuckle on Dana Spicer D-Series axles is a durable solution that reduces tire wear and maintenance intervals, helping to maximize uptime,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director.

Kenworth offers the Spicer D-Series steer axles for applications with gross axle weight ratings from 10,000 to 13,200 pounds.

For more information, please contact a CIT Trucks dealership near you.

CIT Trucks, LLC is a full-line, commercial truck dealership group representing Kenworth Truck Company, Volvo Trucks North America, Mack Trucks, and Isuzu Commercial Trucks of America.  Serving territories in Illinois, Missouri and Indiana, the dealerships offer the best in New and Used Truck Sales, an extensive Parts inventory, the finest in truck Service and maintenance, and state of the art Body repair.  In addition, CIT Trucks offers in-house rental and leasing through Central Truck Leasing and finance solutions with Central Truck Finance to their customers. More information can be found at www.cittrucks.com.