Kenworth to host medium-duty chassis seminar at Work Truck Show

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Kenworth Truck Co. will offer the latest information on Kenworth’s Class 6 and Class 7 products during a chassis update seminar from 3 to 4:15 p.m. on Tuesday, March 6, at the Indiana Convention Center and RCA Dome in Indianapolis. The session will be held in conjunction with The Work Truck Show, sponsored by the National Truck Equipment Association (NTEA).

Kenworth will provide medium-duty product updates, information on the new 2007 Paccar PX-6 and PX-8 medium-duty engines, and the latest body builder updates. Kenworth engineers will be available to answer technical questions.

“Kenworth’s medium-duty trucks are very affordable with low operating cost and are designed to perform well for each customer’s specific application,” says Gary Moore, assistant general manager of marketing and sales for Kirkland, Wash.-based Kenworth. “The Kenworth Chassis Update seminar offers customers an opportunity to learn more about Kenworth’s new Class 6 and 7 models equipped with 2007 compliant Paccar PX-6 and PX-8 engines, exhaust systems, air brakes and 22.5-inch or 19.5-inch wheels for vocational and various other applications.”

Kenworth will display two 2008 model T300s in its booth (No. 3115) at the Work Truck Show. A Kenworth T300 Class 6 model with wheel lift-equipped rollback for recovery operations features the new Paccar PX-6 medium-duty engine with 220 hp and 520 ft-lbs of torque. A Kenworth T300 Class 6 model with van body features the Paccar PX-6 medium-duty engine with 300 hp and 620 ft-lbs of torque. Both vehicles are equipped with a five-speed Allison 2000 series automatic transmission with a Kenworth in-dash electronic shift module.

The Kenworth T300 offers front axle ratings from 8,000 to 14,600 pounds and rear axles from 16,000 to 40,000 pounds. It is available in both Class 6 and 7 configurations for CDL and non-CDL use, and includes new Class 6 ratings of 24,000, 25,000 and 26,000 pounds GVWR.

Kenworth’s medium-duty product line also includes the new Kenworth K360 cabover, currently rated at 26,000 lbs. GVWR. The K360 is suited for urban pick-up and delivery companies that require a highly maneuverable truck and use 22- to 26-foot bodies. The K360 is available with a 5.9-liter Paccar engine rated at 220 hp with maximum torque of 605 lb-ft, and 6-speed manual transmissions in a 4×2 truck configuration with either a mechanical or air suspension.