Kenworth Introduces the New T470
Kenworth Truck Company significantly expanded its product range in the vocational and municipal markets with the introduction of the new Kenworth T470 model. “Kenworth is expanding its product line while other truck manufacturers are exiting the market,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. “The T470 offers Kenworth durability and performance that is serviced by our World’s Best dealer organization for snowplow, dump, mixer, winch, refuse, and other heavy front axle vocational and municipal applications.” The Kenworth T470 is powered by a 9,0 l Cummins ISL engine with 345 hp and 1150 lb-ft of torque. Other features include a range of manual and automatic transmissions; and 5500 to 10 000 kg rated front axles, 9500 to 11 800 kg rated single rear axles, and 18 150 to 20 800 kg rated tandem rear axles.
The fixed grille hood has a 128 cm bumper setting for convenient installation of a front engine PTO. The hood allows for full extended frame rails for a heat-treated, 827 MPa steel frame without the need for cutouts. Halogen projector headlamps are standard equipment.
The interior of the Kenworth T470 features the same, high-quality multiplexed dash installed in Kenworth’s Class 8 product line with a large panel for convenient installation of body controls and gauges. The Kenworth Driver Information Center is standard in the T470. The popular Kenworth Extended Day Cab is available as an option. The spacious cab enhances driver comfort with an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height compared to Kenworth’s traditional day cab.
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