PETERBILT ANNOUNCES HENDRICKSON SOFTEK NXT AXLE WITH 12,500 LB. RATING
Denton, Texas (August 22, 2016)
Peterbilt Motors Company announces the availability of the Hendrickson SOFTEK NXT integrated monoleaf The next generation integrated steer system saves more than 100 pounds compared to traditional two-leaf spring and I-beam axle systems, benefiting fuel-conscious applications such as tankers and bulk haulers.
“Peterbilt is pleased to strengthen our weight-saving leadership by offering this exclusive, lightweight suspension and axle system,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager of Sales and Marketing. “This is an exciting addition to our portfolio of lightweight options for the vocational and long-haul segments.”
The SOFTEK NXT system combines the STEERTEK NXT 12,500 lb. rated axle and the monoleaf spring technology with an advanced integrated knuckle design. The design simplifies the kingpin bushing serviceability, improving uptime.
“Peterbilt recognizes the importance of driver uptime,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. “The enhanced design of the SOFTEK NXT suspension and steer axle system demonstrates our shared commitment to maintenance efficiency.”
The 12.5K-rated Hendrickson SOFTEK NXT integrated monoleaf suspension and steer axle system is available now for order through Peterbilt dealers. The 13.2K-rated axle will become available for order by the end of the year.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the "Class" of the industry. Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.