seating with storage underneath.
Kenworth also added a new option,
single driver and passenger seats
with a large console with cupholders
Available with wheelbases ranging from 142 to 242 in. in 12 in.
increments, the K270 and K370 can
accommodate bodies from 16 to 28 ft.
A 2500 sq.in. wraparound windshield
combines with large side windows is
designed to improve visibility.
The Kenworth K270 and K370
cabovers are designed for pick-up-and-delivery operations, landscape
businesses, food and beverage companies, furniture hauling, and street
sweeping and striping, among others,
the company said.
The cabovers offer up to 30% better curb-to-curb turning radius than
a conventional truck, a 63.4-in. BBC
dimension that provides an extra 45
in. of payload room over a conventional, and a 35 ft. overall length —
which is becoming the new norm for
metro cities, Kenworth said.
Powered by the 6. 7 L Paccar PX- 7
engine, which is available in ratings
from 200 to 250 hp with up to 660 ft.lb.
of torque, the Kenworth cabovers are
now available with a six-speed Allison
transmission, joining the five-speed
gearbox already available.
New this year on the Kenworth
cabovers are Dana axles as well
as front air-disc brakes for improved
stopping power and longer brake life.
In addition, as part of the braking
system, Kenworth has added an electronic braking module that will allow
for the addition of stability control later
For specialized applications, Kenworth offers a new “clear rail” package that relocates the air tanks, DEF
tank, battery box, and exhaust aftertreatment up behind the cab. This
new option opens up room for custom
bodies, such as street sweepers. dp
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further sets the Kenworth T680 apart
from other long-haul trucks on the
road, VanVoorhis said.
“When all these items are combined, the Kenworth T680 Advantage
becomes a truck that provides a competitive advantage,” VanVoorhis said.
“And in an industry where profit mar-
gins can be thin, the T680 can give
fleets and owner operators the advan-
tage they need to make more money.”
Kenworth also will offer a nat-
ural gas option for its Kenworth
T680 models, said Andy Douglas,
Kenworth’s national sales manager for
“Kenworth continues to build upon
the T680’s remarkable success with
the addition of this new natural gas
option,” Douglas said. “Our custom-
ers find it very appealing to be able
to choose cost-efficient natural gas
combined with the fuel-saving aero-
dynamics of the Kenworth T680.”
Kenworth also offers the ISX12
G in the Kenworth T660 and the
Kenworth T800 short hood with a
116.5-in. BBC. Kenworth also works
with such companies as Agility Fuel
Systems, McNeilus and Trilogy En-
gineered Solutions to provide natural
gas tanks and fueling systems, the
company said. dp
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