Fast Trucking Sidebar: Kenworth C500 Hard To Stop, Even in Deep Mud

|  January 21, 2008 |

The pride of Fast Trucking™s fleet is a mammoth, all-wheel drive Kenworth C500 Twin-Steer designed to haul loads in excess of 150,000 pounds through the muck and mud of Saskatchewan backcountry.

I™ve seen the Kenworth C500 with its wheels buried in more than five feet of mud, and it just keeps going, said Day, whose company put the C500 and its brute power into service in February 2007.

Featuring a tandem front axle and tandem rear axle configuration, the truck can crawl out of just about any situation. Drive tires that are nearly 5 feet tall feature a tread pattern that more closely resemble those used in competitive tractor pulls. The tandem steer axles and large steer floatation tires help maneuver around challenging terrain.

Powered by a 550-hp engine and driven through a 6-speed automatic transmission with a 4-speed auxiliary transmission with a 2-speed drop box behind that, the Kenworth C500 is ge

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