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Kenworth T800 Tag Axle (Red) Scale 1:87 (HO Scale) Model By Promotex

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  • Diecast and plastic parts
  • Highly detailed truck
  • Measures approximately 3.6” L x 1.375 W x 1.75” H
  • Recommended for adult hobbyist and collectors. Not a toy.

 

Kenworth is an American manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty Class 8 trucks with offices based in Kirkland, Washington, a suburb of Seattle. It is a subsidiary of Paccar.

Introduced in 1987, the Kenworth T800 is a heavy-duty variant of the T600. Produced as both a semitractor and a straight truck, the T800 is distinguished by the T600 in several ways, including its use of round fenders, optional exposed air cleaners, and the use of a grille similar to the W900, the T800 is designed for multiple applications, ranging from severe-service applications, regional and long-haul shipping.

This Promotex Kenworth T800 model represents a truck with a “tag” axle. Tag axles are used to allow trucks to carry more weight since most states have a per axle weight limitation. When trucks are hauling lighter loads the axle can be “lifted” allowing for less wear on the tires and possibly less toll charges which are based on number of axles on a tractor trailer. The model is in a pusher tag axle configuration due to the tag axle being in front of the drive axles.

This model is a great addition to a diorama or collection.