Kenworth adding wide base steer tire option to heavy axle T370

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Kenworth is making wide base tires available on its T370 for applications requiring up to 20,000-pound front axle ratings, a feature previously available only on all-wheel drive T370 steer axles with ratings up to 16,000 pounds.

Available in 385/65R22.5 sizes, from Bridgestone, Goodyear and Michelin, Kenworth Marketing Director Kurt Swihart says the tires can now be ordered for the company’s heaviest non-drive front axles – rated at 16,000, 18,000 and 20,000 pounds.

“This provides a larger ‘footprint’ in vocational applications where off-road conditions, such as mud, can making driving difficult,” he says. “The tires also comply with standards in certain states and Canada, which require larger tires to carry heavier weights.”

The Kenworth T370 is also now available with 4.9-inch fender extensions, which reduce road spray from the wide base tires.