LOUISVILLE, KY— Kenworth is making the Bendix AD-IS— an integrated air dryer system with a spin-off cartridge— standard on all of its heavy truck models.
The new system has been streamlined to have fewer leak points. It provides up to 135 psi of air pressure for extra braking reserve. In addition there are fewer components, which results in reduced weight and maintenance costs, the manufacturer said.
Other Kenworth news from the Mid-America Trucking Show:
New 86- and 72-in. AeroCab Diamond sleepers were introduced. Both models offer a fixed 42- by 80-in. lower bunk with an optional upper bunk for team drivers, up to 69 cubic feet of storage with room for an optional refrigerator, plus a weight savings of up to 150 lb.
“Customers can select the 86-in. Studio AeroCab or 72-in. AeroCab VIT loaded with all the comforts and amenities, or they can now order a premium AeroCab Diamond sleeper, then customize it to their budget,” said Steve Gilligan, Kenworth general marketing manager.
The wide cab T2000 model has been reconfigured to increase aerodynamics, driver comfort and decrease repair costs.
“By reconfiguring the front bumper to three pieces instead of one, and isolating the bumper from the body of the T2000, we’ve focused on where front-end damage can occur,” said Jim Bechtold, Kenworth chief engineer. “What’s more, we’ve added a new steel subframe to better protect the radiator from front collision impact.”
Dana Spicer ESD225 air disc brakes are now available on selected Kenworth models.