Kenworth heavy-duty body builder manual available

2022 Kenworth Heavy Duty Body Builder manual

The new 2022 Kenworth Heavy Duty Body Builder manual offers detailed information and guidelines useful in the truck body planning and installation processes, the company announced.

The manual is specific to chassis with 2021 EPA emissions level engines and focuses on the Class 8 Kenworth T680, T880, T880S and W990 models equipped with the 2.1-meter-wide cab.

Early in the vehicle definition and ordering process, body builders can often contribute valuable information that reduces the ultimate cost of the body installation. This key information helps to ensure that the truck is specified correctly and will be ready and set up appropriately for efficient turnaround by the body builder. 

The comprehensive 194-page manual provides detailed sections on safety and compliance, dimensions, PTO mounting and programming, exhaust and aftertreatment, frame layouts, body mounting, frame modifications, CAN communication, electrical and routing. 

The Kenworth T680 provides an excellent fuel-efficient, productive and driver-friendly truck for over-the-road fleets and truck operators in line haul, pickup and delivery and regional hauling applications. 

The Kenworth T880 offers a durable, reliable and productive truck for vocational fleets and truck operators in bulk haul, mixer, dump, heavy haul, oilfield, logging and refuse applications, while the T880S features a set-forward front axle and is the go-to configuration for mixer customers needing to comply with federal bridge formulas. 

The long-hood Kenworth W990 conventional is designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery and regional hauling operations, along with various vocational applications. 

The 2022 Kenworth Heavy Duty Body Builder Manual is available for download from Kenworth’s website (        

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