According to the Kenworth homepage, Kenworth customers will receive up to an estimated 1% fuel economy advantage when PACCAR becomes the first company to make a new, full synthetic axle lube standard on its Class 5-8 models in the United States and Canada starting this summer.
Kenworth will introduce Cognis EMGARD FE 75W-90 into production at plants in Chillicothe, Ohio, Renton, Wash., and Ste. Therese, Que. Major advantages over conventional gear lubricants include better operating performance, increased gear life, extended drain and all-season lubrication, and reduced maintenance and downtime.
“Fuel economy is extremely important to customers today and an estimated gain of up to 1% in fuel efficiency can help produce significant annual savings for a truck fleet or owner-operator,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales.
Cognis EMGARD SAE 50 full synthetic transmission fluid is also standard fill on Kenworth Class 5-8 models and contributes to fuel economy and optimum component protection. Both the synthetic axle lube and synthetic transmission fluid are available at Kenworth dealers.