Kenworth produces T470 Body Builder Manual

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Kenworth Truck Co. has produced a Kenworth T470 Body Builder Manual to help support body builder installations on the new T470 truck model. The T470, which recently went into production, is suited for snowplow, dump, mixer, winch, refuse and other heavy front-axle vocational and municipal applications.

The Kenworth T470 Body Builder Manual features detailed information on vehicle dimensions, ride heights, suspension layouts, ground and power take-off (PTO) clearances, and frame layouts available for the T470. The T470 manual contains sections on safety and compliance, dimensions, body mounting, frame modifications, electrical system and routings.

The T470 has a gross vehicle rating (GVW) ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs. up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs. The new model features a 9-liter Cummins ISL engine with 345 hp and 1,150 lb-ft of torque, and a range of manual and automatic transmissions. The vehicle offers full parent rail extensions, delivering maximum resistance to bending moment (RBM) from one end of the rail to the other. Front axles are rated from 12,000 to 22,000 lbs., single rear axles from 21,000 to 26,000 lbs., and tandem rear axles from 40,000 to 46,000 lbs.

The more than 100-page Kenworth T470 Body Builder Manual is useful when specifying a vehicle, especially when the body builder is involved in the vehicle definition and ordering process. Professional body builders often provide valuable information that may help reduce the cost of the body installation.

Contact your Kenworth dealer to obtain a copy of the manual, or visit the special New Kenworth T470 section at, and click under body builder manual.