Kenworth Makes Full Synthetic Axle Lube Standard On Class 5-8 Models

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.

Source: Kenworth


One thought on “Kenworth Makes Full Synthetic Axle Lube Standard On Class 5-8 Models

  1. “Hybrid technology looks very promising in the commercial vehicle market,” said Bob Christensen, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president, who noted that PACCAR, Kenworth’s parent company, is this year’s host and a sponsor of the forum. “Kenworth recently started deliveries of its medium duty diesel-electric truck, which is targeted for pickup and delivery operations, municipal fleets and utilities.

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