Kenworth’s latest vocational product line for ready mix operators and construction businesses will be on display at the annual World of Concrete Show Jan. 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center. Kenworth’s World of Concrete booth (C5413) will feature a four-truck lineup devoted to mixer trucks this year.
The Kenworth W900S natural gas mixer is equipped with the Cummins Westport 8.9-liter ISL G engine, Allison 4500RDS 6-speed automatic transmission and McNeilus Bridgemaster mixer body. Rated at 320 hp and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque, the ISL G uses a maintenance-free three-way catalyst and is 2010 U.S. Environmental Protection Agency- and California Air Resources Board-compliant without the use of selective catalytic reduction technology or a diesel particulate filter.
Next is a T800 short hood mixer with 12.9-liter Paccar MX engine rated at 405 hp and 1,450 ft.-lb. of torque and Allison 4500RDS 6-speed automatic transmission. The Paccar MX engine is available with a horsepower range of 380-hp to 485-hp and torque up to 1,750 lb.-ft. on selected Kenworth Class 8 models.
The remaining trucks – a pair of W900S mixers – utilize a Cummins ISL9 engine with Eaton RTO14909ALL manual transmission and Cummins ISX11.9 engine with Eaton UltraShift Plus 9ALL-VMS manual transmission, respectively.
“Kenworth’s green trucks continue to gain interest among vocational customers, and the W900S natural gas mixer that we’re showcasing at this year’s World of Concrete is leading the way,” says Alan Fennimore, Kenworth vocational marketing manager. “Kenworth offers a wide range of chassis configurations that will work with either standard or bridge formula style mixer bodies. Kenworth’s vocational market share was strong in 2011, and we expect that to continue in 2012.”