Kenworth Truck Co. introduced an extended daycab for the T600, T800 and W900 models. The new design adds 6 inches to the current cab length, mounts the seat 2 inches farther back from the steering wheel and offers a seat recline of up to 21 degrees. The extended daycab provides an additional storage of 2.5 cubic feet on the rear wall. It also offers an additional 3 inches of headroom.
Kenworth also announced:
· The AG380 lightweight air suspension, which weighs about 650 pounds fully installed – 200 to 400 pounds less than the trailing arm suspensions typically used on other Class 8 trucks. The new suspension can be spec’d on Kenworth’s complete Class 8 line of over-the-road tractors.
· A night vision system for its Class 8 trucks, at a cost of about $4,000. The infrared thermal imaging system was developed in partnership with Bendix Commercial Vehicles Systems.
· A new hood for the W900L, which is intended to provide reduced weight and performance enhancements over the current hood at no additional cost, while maintaining the traditional long-hood design. The hood offers improved resistance to star cracks and other damage, while providing an 84-pound weight saving, Kenworth says.
· A redesigned optional roof fairing for the T2000, claimed to improve fuel economy by as much as 1.5 percent.
· A new dinette and sofa-bed option package for its T2000 75-inch Aerodyne model.
Kenworth Truck Company (www.kenworth.com)