The Kenworth T370 is now available with wide base tires for applications requiring up to 20,000-lb. front axle ratings. Available in 385/65R22.5 sizes, from Bridgestone, Goodyear and Michelin, the tires were previously available only on all-wheel drive T370 steer axles with ratings up to 16,000 lbs.
“These tires can now be ordered for new T370s with our heaviest non-drive front axles—rated at 16,000, 18,000 and 20,000 lbs.,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth’s marketing director. “This provides a larger ‘footprint’ in vocational applications where off-road conditions, such as mud, can making driving difficult. 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-in. fender extensions, which reduce road spray from the wide base tires.