Kenworth to feature latest trucks, engine technology at GATS

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Kenworth Truck Co. will show aerodynamic trucks equipped with the latest 2010 engine technology and a natural gas mixer at the upcoming Great American Trucking Show Aug. 26-28 at the Dallas Convention Center. Kenworth’s booth (No. 12137) will feature the new T700 with a 2010 Paccar MX engine, T660 with a 2010 Cummins ISX15 engine, and a natural gas T440 powered by a Cummins Westport ISL G engine.

The T700 targets over-the-road and team driver operations with 60 cubic feet of interior storage and an 8-foot cathedral ceiling, and offers low-cost operation, added driver comfort and modern styling. The fuel-efficient T700 possesses low aerodynamic drag and has earned U.S. Environmental Protection Agency SmartWay program certification. Earlier this summer, Kenworth received a major order for 500 T700s from Stevens Transport, a North American refrigerated transport carrier based in Dallas.

The T660, which also has EPA SmartWay certification, offers aerodynamic styling, advanced forward-lighting and technology and a modern interior. This past spring, Kenworth received an order for 1,050 fuel-efficient T660s equipped with 2010 Paccar MX engines from TransAm Trucking, a leading refrigerated fleet in Olathe, Kan.

The Paccar MX engine is available with a horsepower range of 380 hp to 485 hp and torque outputs up to 1,750 lb-ft. This power range, combined with excellent fuel efficiency, high reliability, durability, lightweight design and low cost of ownership, makes it an ideal choice for both over-the-road line-haul and vocational applications.

Kenworth has expanded its green product line with the addition of the T440 natural gas model, which operates on both compressed natural gas (CNG) and liquefied natural gas (LNG). The T440’s tight turning radius and lightweight chassis make the vehicle a suitable choice in a mixer or dump application for local and regional haul fleets. The T440 has a gross vehicle weight ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 pounds up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 pounds.

Kenworth also will exhibit a special kiosk of its NavPlus, a Paccar proprietary navigation and infotainment technology system for Class 5-8 trucks. The PC-based in-dash system includes truck-specific navigation, vehicle data, hands-free phoning, audio controls (including satellite radio, AM/FM, CD, MP3 and USB), camera inputs, roadside assistance and optional Internet access. The system has 8 gigabytes of memory.