The Kenworth K370 cabover introduces a new airbrake package with a 23,000-pound rear axle for enhanced road capacity. Combined with the K370’s standard 12,000-pound front axle, the new axle offering increases the K370’s gross combination weight rating to 35,000 pounds.
The package features the Dana S23-172 or S23-172E rear axle, 1710 drivelines, 22.5-inch tires, 16.5- by 7-inch brakes, cast drums, hubs, and slacks. The package is not available with rear disc brakes.
“This enhancement for the Kenworth K370 cabover offers customers with more choices to expand the product line into a wider range of medium-duty applications. The K370 provides customers with excellent maneuverability and ease of service,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.
The Kenworth K370 is powered by the 6.7L PACCAR PX-7 engine, which is rated up to 260 hp and 660 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine delivers an exceptional power-to-weight ratio for the medium-duty market, according to Kenworth. Additionally, the K370 is standard with the 2100 HS Allison 5-speed automatic transmission.
Kenworth notes that a key advantage of the K370 cabover over medium-duty conventional trucks is its 55-degree wheel cut providing a tighter turning radius and greater maneuverability for operating in crowded urban environments. The Kenworth cabover also offers a large windshield for enhanced visibility, and room to carry a three-person crew with an air-suspended driver seat and two-person bench seat.
With a bumper to back of cab (BBC) of only 63.4 inches, the Kenworth K370 provides increased room for body installations when compared to medium-duty conventional products, according to the truckmaker, enabling the K370 to haul more payload with a shorter overall length.
Originally posted on Work Truck Online