Kenworth and Peterbilt have announced their customers will achieve a 1% improvement in fuel mileage once the truck makers make a new full-synthetic axle lube standard on all Class 5-8 models.
The truck manufacturers, both owned by Paccar, will make the new synthetic lube standard beginning this summer. Cognis EMGARD FE 75W-90 axle lubes will be used by both companies. They claim the axle lube will offer better operating performance, increased gear life, extended drain and all-season lubrication, and reduced maintenance and downtime.
In addition, the manufacturers are claiming a 1% fuel mileage improvement will result.
Peterbilt says a 1% fuel mileage improvement will translate to yearly savings of about $900 per truck based on current fuel prices.
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