Kenworth Truck Co. announced that it will add factory-installed front frame brackets to simplify winch bumper installation on T270 and T370 trucks. The front frame bracket package is designed to handle downward loads as great as 8,500 pounds for a boom rest or cab guard, and up to 16,000 pounds in the upward direction for outriggers. Kenworth says the frame package can help reduce customer upfit cost and is compatible with popular bumpers used by winch customers.
“Kenworth’s new front frame bracket package especially targets utility and municipal customers that choose to operate Kenworth medium-duty winch trucks,” says Doug Powell, Kenworth medium-duty marketing manager. “With this product addition, we’ve standardized and simplified the installation of specialty bumpers commonly used in the fire and emergency vehicle markets. This package will further enhance the value of our T270 and T370 4×4 models introduced in 2010.”