KW, Pete announce synthetic axle lube; see mileage improvement

| 9/9/2008

With the cost of tires going up, it would be nice to drive your fuel costs down – and every little bit helps.

Kenworth and Peterbilt customers may improve their fuel mileage an estimated 1 percent thanks to a full synthetic axle lube standard on Class 5-8 models in the U.S. and Canada.

Kenworth and Peterbilt officials have said that the advantages over conventional gear lubricants include better operating performance; increased gear life; extended drain and all-season lubrication; and reduced maintenance and downtime.