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Kenworth Introduces Medium-Duty Cabovers for Urban Delivery

October 2011, TruckingInfo.com - Feature

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Kenworth has expanded its medium-duty product line with the introduction of the Kenworth K270 Class 6 and Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabovers targeted at urban delivery companies.
Kenworth introduces two medium duty cabovers. From left are the new Kenworth K270 Class 6 cabover and the Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabover.
Kenworth introduces two medium duty cabovers. From left are the new Kenworth K270 Class 6 cabover and the Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabover.


Applications for the K270 and K370 include pick-up and delivery, lease/rental, towing/recovery, landscaping, furniture, and food processing and distribution that require a highly maneuverable truck with 18- to 26-foot van body size, stake bed, or roll-on/roll-off bed. The 63.4-inch BBC (front bumper to back of the cab) on the K270 and K370 provides a 55-degree wheel cut for excellent maneuverability.

"We're excited to bring Kenworth quality to the cabover market," said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager. "Kenworth's new K270 and K370 cabovers offer excellent maneuverability, durability, styling and ease of service for customers operating in urban operations."

Kenworth K370

The 33,000-lb GVWR Kenworth K370 cabover will be offered in a 4x2 Class 7 truck configuration, and built on a North American-based chassis very similar to that of the rugged Kenworth T370 conventional. The K370 will feature the 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-6 engine with a standard 220 hp rating and 520 lb-ft of maximum torque. Optional ratings are 240 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque and 250 hp with 660 lb-ft. The K370 will be available with Allison 2500 HS and RDS 5-speed transmissions.

The 12-volt supplied chassis will consist of 10-1/4-in., 120,000 PSI (pounds per square inch) steel frame rails; a wheelbase range of 166 inches to 214 inches; mechanical rear suspension; 45-gallon fuel tank; and horizontal aftertreatment system with a 6.6 gallon DEF (diesel exhaust fluid) tank.

Kenworth K270

The 26,000-lb GVWR Kenworth K270 cabover will be offered in a 4x2 Class 6 truck configuration, and built on a North American-based chassis very similar to the Kenworth T270 conventional chassis. The K270 also will feature the 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-6 engine with a standard 220 hp rating and 520 lb-ft of maximum torque. Optional ratings are 240 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque and 250 hp with 660 lb-ft. The K270 will be available with Allison 2100 HS and RDS 5-speed transmissions.

The 12-volt supplied chassis will consist of 9-7/8-in., 120,000 PSI (pounds per square inch) steel frame rails; a wheelbase range of 166 inches to 214 inches; front air disc and rear drum brakes, mechanical rear suspension; 45-gallon fuel tank; and horizontal aftertreatment system with a 6.6 gallon DEF tank.

Both the K270 and K370 have a spacious, wide cab to easily accommodate up to three people with a driver air-suspended seat and two-person bench seat. The dash includes a master display information module with data on fuel consumption, service inspections, outside air temperature, coolant temperature, oil level, DEF level, and trip information.

Full production launch of the K270 and K370 is scheduled for early 2012. The new Kenworth medium duty cabovers will be serviced by Kenworth dealers.

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