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Kenworth Expands Availability of No-Idle System

March 2008, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Purchasers of new Kenworth W900s and T800s can now go green with the Kenworth Clean Power no-idle system,
the company announced Wednesday at the Mid-America Trucking Show.

Initially introduced for the Kenworth T660, Kenworth Clean Power will become a factory-installed option for new W900s and T800s equipped with the 72-inch AeroCab sleeper.

Among the system's benefits are factory installation, Kenworth warranty coverage, comprehensive no-idle features, and full compliance with California Air Resources Board (CARB) idling regulations that went into effect Jan. 1 for sleeper trucks with 2007 and later model engines.

Kenworth Clean Power uses dedicated, advanced deep-cycle batteries that power a thermal storage cooler with 21,000 BTUs of cooling capacity. The system has the capability to provide engine-off cooling and heating, plus 120-volt power for hotel loads. Once the truck is shut off, a thermostat regulates the desired temperature and a variable speed fan circulates chilled air through a duct located near the bunk. When the outside temperature is as high as 95 degrees, Kenworth Clean Power is able to keep the sleeper cool and provide accessory power for up to 10 hours.

More info: www.kenworth.com.

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