Kenworth offers transfer case PTO option on AWD medium-duty trucks

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Kenworth Truck Co. announced that its all-wheel-drive Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models now can be factory-ordered with a power-take-off option on the two-speed transfer case. “This is a great option for our vocational customers who want to run their body-mounted equipment with a PTO,” says Judy McTigue, Kenworth’s director of marketing planning and research.

The new transfer case PTO option serves customers in oil field, fire and rescue, hydro-excavation, vacuum truck, well drilling and high-rate fluid transfer applications. The new PTO produces up to 2,200 ft-lbs of torque using 250 hp and runs up to 3,500 rpm. It is available for all-wheel-drive T270s and T370s with a Paccar PX-6 or PX-8 engine and a front drive axle rated from 10,000 to 16,000 lbs.

The PTO output drive, which is located on the upper rear of the transfer case, comes with shift control interlocks to help safeguard PTO operation. When specified with an Allison transmission, a special split-shift PTO programming package is included to help ensure maximum system protection and effectiveness when shifting in and out of PTO mode.