Kenworth offers new options

Kenworth has announced it will offer a 22.5-in. tire and wheel package and expanded wheelbase choices for the Kenworth K270 and K370 medium-duty cabovers.

“These significant enhancements for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers provide customers with more choices to better fit with more medium-duty applications,” says Doug Powell, Kenworth medium-duty marketing manager. “Both vehicles provide customers with excellent maneuverability, ease of service, durability, exceptional visibility and styling.”

With Kenworth’s new 22.5-in. tire and wheel package, the K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers match up to standard dock heights at pickup-and-delivery locations in several applications, Powell says.

Kenworth also announces it has released a duel LNG tank for its Kenworth T800 line powered by the 15-liter Westport GX engine. Kenworth debuted the new tank during the Great American Trucking Show last week in Dallas.

“By equipping a Kenworth T800 with dual LNG fuel tanks, operators now have the option of running the truck up to 700 miles on a single fueling,” says Alan Fennimore, Kenworth’s vocational marketing manager. “This option doubles the operating range of a typical LNG-powered Kenworth T800 equipped with a single LNG tank, making the truck a better choice for long haulers with slip-seat or drop-and-hook operations and for regional haulers whose drivers travel long distances, but still return home at the end of their shifts.”

The Kenworth T800, when equipped with the Westport GX, can be ordered in a gross combination weight (GCW) of up to 80,000 lbs. for over-the-road operation, with additional ratings exceeding 100,000 lbs. available for certain applications, the company says.

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