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Kenworth Makes New Synthetic Axle Lube Standard on All Models, Provides Up To Estimated 1% Fuel Savings


KIRKLAND, Wash.– Kenworth customers will receive up to an estimated 1% fuel economy advantage when PACCAR becomes the first company to make a new, full synthetic axle lube standard on its Class 5-8 models in the United States and Canada starting this summer.

Kenworth will introduce Cognis EMGARD® FE 75W-90 into production at plants in Chillicothe, Ohio, Renton, Wash., and Ste. Therese, Que. Major advantages over conventional gear lubricants include better operating performance, increased gear life, extended drain and all-season lubrication, and reduced maintenance and downtime.

“Fuel economy is extremely important to customers today and an estimated gain of up to 1% in fuel efficiency can help produce significant annual savings for a truck fleet or owner-operator,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales.

Cognis EMGARD SAE 50 full synthetic transmission fluid is also standard fill on Kenworth Class 5-8 models and contributes to fuel economy and optimum component protection. Both the synthetic axle lube and synthetic transmission fluid are available at Kenworth dealers.

Cognis is a worldwide supplier of innovative specialty chemicals. The company’s North American headquarters is in Cincinnati, Ohio. More information is available at

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best™ heavy and medium duty trucks. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2008 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Over The Road and Vocational Segment Class 8 trucks. Kenworth’s home page is Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.


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