Kenworth debuts T470 for vocational, municipal use

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Kenworth Truck Co. on Thursday, June 11, announced the expansion of its product range in the vocational and municipal markets with the introduction of its new T470 model.

“The T470 offers Kenworth durability and performance that is serviced by our ‘World’s Best’ dealer organization for snowplow, dump, mixer, winch, refuse and other heavy front-axle vocational and municipal applications,” says Gary Moore, assistant general manager of marketing and sales for the Kirkland, Wash.-based truck maker.

The T470 is powered by a 9-liter Cummins ISL engine with 345 hp and 1,150 lb-ft of torque. Other features include a range of manual and automatic transmissions; and 12,000- to 22,000-lb.-rated front axles, 21,000- to 26,000-lb.-rated single rear axles, and 40,000- to 46,000-lb.-rated tandem rear axles.

Kenworth says the fixed grille hood, designed with a 50.5-inch bumper setting for convenient installation of a front engine PTO, allows for full extended frame rails for a heat-treated 120,000-psi steel frame without the need for cutouts. Halogen projector headlamps are standard equipment.

The interior of the T470 features the same multiplexed dash installed in Kenworth’s Class 8 product line with a large panel designed for convenient installation of body controls and gauges; the Kenworth Driver Information Center is standard. The spacious Kenworth Extended Day Cab, available as an option, is designed to enhance driver comfort with an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height compared to the company’s traditional day cab.

The Kenworth T470 is available for order now, and initial production is scheduled to begin in July. For more information, go to