Kenworth to showcase T370 hybrid, other models at World of Concrete

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Improve productivity and save fuel – those are the two key messages Kenworth will be bringing to the World of Concrete, which runs from Feb. 3-6 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Kenworth’s booth (No. C6421) will feature four models including a Kenworth T370 hybrid, equipped with a 260-hp PACCAR PX-6 engine, a 10,000-pound crane powered by electricity stored in the truck’s battery packs and a mechanic’s field service body. The Class 7 truck is the first Kenworth hybrid model in a service application and is estimated to enhance fuel economy by up to 50 percent.

Also on display will be a Kenworth W900S mixer with a 320-hp Cummins ISM engine, 6-speed automatic transmission, 248-inch wheelbase and 11 5/8-inch frame rails. The truck’s lightweight specifications allow contractors to carry more concrete each trip for more efficient pours. The W900S features an enhanced front-end design which increases wheel cut by 4 degrees over other similar models and reduces overall turning radius, making it much easier for contractors to get in and out of job sites.

Two Kenworth T800s will also be on the show floor – one equipped as a super dump, the other as a Conveyor Applications Systems (CAS) slinger. The highly customized super dump, owned by Mundall Trucking Co. of Phoenix, Ariz., is a celebration of that company’s 40th anniversary with a specialized paint job and a number of image-enhancing, MIRREX all-makes, chrome dress-up parts available from PACCAR Parts. The Kenworth T800 slinger comes equipped with a conveyor belt that can be extended up to 40 feet allowing contractors to deliver gravel exactly where it is needed. The Kenworth T800’s tight turning radius offers contractors the maneuverability their drivers need, while its sloped hood provides them greater visibility.