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Pete adds car carrier axle spec

DENTON, Tex. -- A new front axle available for Peterbilt's heavy-duty conventional models reduces overall truck hei...

DENTON, Tex. — A new front axle available for Peterbilt’s heavy-duty conventional models reduces overall truck height and increases the amount of weight that can be loaded over the cab.

Particularly appropriate for car carrier applications, Peterbilt says the new optional axle, the Dana Spicer E1320W, is rated at 13,200 lb. It allows for an additional 1,200 pounds of front-axle payload over previous axle spec’s.

The axle also has a 5-inch drop center section — 1.5 inches lower than the standard axle — for lower overall vehicle height.

“Peterbilt trucks have long been one of the most preferred vehicles in the car hauling industry,” says Peterbilt assistant general manager, Dan Sobic. “With this new axle, we have taken another step toward best serving these important customers.”

The Dana Spicer E1320W also improves turning radius through a 71-inch king pin intersection. The new axle will be available for Peterbilt Models 379, 378, 385 and 357 beginning this month.

Vehicles spec’d with the new axle will exceed a 96-inch width, however, which may restrict travel on select local and state highways.

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