Wisconsin Kenworth ‘Clear Choice’ event showcases product line, SCR

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Customers tested Kenworth on-highway and vocational trucks equipped with Cummins 2010-compliant engines and Kenworth diesel-electric hybrid trucks and learned more about coming 2010 engine technology during Wisconsin Kenworth’s Clear Choice, a one-day customer event recently held at the Wilderness Resort in Wisconsin Dells.

Nearly 175 customers attended and learned more about Kenworth’s latest vocational model – the T470 now in production – and technologies designed to offer enhanced reliability, productivity and fuel economy in their fleet operations. Key presentations covered 2010 Cummins engines and SCR (selective catalytic reduction) technology, Eaton’s role in Kenworth diesel-electric hybrid trucks, and diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) and its distribution.

Bill Kozek, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice president, provided an industry update and an overview of Kenworth’s continuing efforts to enhance its line of truck products. Kozek then joined Brian Lindgren, Kenworth’s director of vocational sales; Jared White, Kenworth Great Lakes regional sales manager; and Patrick Dean, Kenworth engineering program manager, for a question-and-answer session with seminar attendees.

“Customers received a closer look at the technology that will meet the 2010 Environmental Protection Agency’s diesel-engine emissions regulations,” says Jim Moeller, president of Wisconsin Kenworth. By 2010, all new engines must achieve just 0.2 grams per hp-hour emissions of nitrogen oxide (NOx), a greenhouse gas- and smog-causing compound, to meet 2010 emissions standards. Paccar and Cummins engines will accomplish this through SCR technology.”This event gave customers the chance to learn firsthand about SCR technology. It also gave them the opportunity to learn more about steps being taken to ensure an adequate supply and distribution of diesel exhaust fluid.”