Kenworth expands medium-duty lineup with cabovers

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Kenworth Truck Co. on Monday, Oct. 21, announced an medium-duty product line with the introduction of the new K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers targeted at urban delivery companies.

“We’re excited to bring Kenworth quality to the cabover market,” says Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager. “Kenworth’s new K270 and K370 cabovers offer excellent maneuverability, durability, styling and ease of service for customers operating in urban operations.”

Applications for the K270 and K370 include pickup and delivery, lease/rental, towing/recovery, landscaping, furniture and food processing and distribution that require a maneuverable truck with 18- to 26-foot van body size, stake bed or roll-on/roll-off bed. The 63.4-inch BBC on the K270 and K370 provides a 55-degree wheel cut for added maneuverability.

The 33,000-pound GVWR K370 cabover will be offered in a 4×2 Class 7 truck configuration and built on a North American-based chassis similar to that of the T370 conventional. The K370 will feature the 6.7-liter Paccar PX-6 engine with a standard 220 hp rating and 520 lb.-ft. of maximum torque. Optional ratings are 240 hp and 560 lb.-ft. of torque and 250 hp with 660 lb.-ft. The K370 will be available with Allison 2500 HS and RDS 5-speed transmissions.

The 12-volt supplied chassis will consist of 10 1/4-inch 120,000-psi steel frame rails, a wheelbase range of 166 inches to 214 inches, mechanical rear suspension, 45-gallon fuel tank and horizontal aftertreatment system with a 6.6 gallon diesel exhaust fluid tank.

The 26,000-pound GVWR K270 cabover will be offered in a 4×2 Class 6 truck configuration and built on a North American-based chassis similar to the T270 conventional chasis. The K270 also will feature the 6.7-liter Paccar PX-6 engine with a standard 220 hp rating and 520 lb.-ft. of maximum torque. Optional ratings are 240 hp and 560 lb.-ft. of torque and 250 hp with 660 lb.-ft. The K270 will be available with Allison 2100 HS and RDS 5-speed transmissions.

The 12-volt supplied chassis will consist of 9 7/8-inch 120,000-psi steel frame rails, a wheelbase range of 166 inches to 214 inches, front air disc and rear drum brakes, mechanical rear suspension, 45-gallon fuel tank, and horizontal aftertreatment system with a 6.6-gallon DEF tank.

Both the K270 and K370 have a spacious wide cab to accommodate up to three people with a driver air-suspended seat and two-person bench seat. The dash includes a master display information module with data on fuel consumption, service inspections, outside air temperature, coolant temperature, oil level, DEF level and trip information.

Full production launch of the K270 and K370 is scheduled for early 2012. The new medium-duty cabovers will be serviced by Kenworth dealers.