Versatility is its Calling Card




A new wider cab combined with new hood designs and a shorter and lower cab position, means more versatility, productivity and comfort for Kenworth medium-duty truck owners.

The wider cab has a large front windshield, which improves visibility by close to 17% over previous Kenworth medium-duty models. “Not only can the driver see out better from left to right, there is more visibility directly in front of the truck thanks to the steep slope of the hood,” said John Luoma, Kenworth product planning director. “With the new cab construction, we’re also able to reduce interior noise by up to 50%.”

Three hoods are available: The short aero hood (107.5’’ BBC), which accommodates front axles from 3,630 to 9,070 kg; a medium aero hood (109.5’’ BBC) for higher horsepower applications – like bucket trucks or tow trucks – which often spec winch bumpers, PTOs and up to 425-size tires. This hood also allows the spec’ing of 4,535 to 7,255 kg front drive axles. The last hood is Kenworth’s vocational "sloped" hood used on the T380V and T480V vocational trucks.

Kenworth offers 3 bumper types – the standard one-piece painted composite bumper optional 3-piece breakaway “aero” bumper; a rear-mounted one-piece channel bumper; and a vocational bumper with options for a tow hook, fog lights, headlights, daytime running lights (DRL) and other mounts.

Three different engines are available for Kenworth’s new medium-duty line. “The redesigned front end gives a lot of flexibility when it comes to engine sizes and axles. The trucks can be spec’d with either the PACCAR PX-7 engine rated up to 325 hp or PACCAR PX-9 engine up to 380 hp, depending upon BBC. Our new medium-duty vehicles also now offer the near-zero emission Cummins Westport L9N natural gas engine, that delivers 320 hp,” said Mr. Luoma.

Source: Kenworth Truck Company

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