With momentum building for its line of Class 6 and 7 cabover trucks, Kenworth announced exterior and interior enhancements to its K270 and K370 models. The company displayed the latest K270 cabover at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville KY recently.
The K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers are ideal for city and neighborhood applications, where tight turning and a shorter overall length are required.
Inside the cab, a new dash and gauge cluster provide more information than ever before to the driver. Both truck models feature a standard air-ride driver’s seat and two-person bench seating with storage underneath. A new option is single driver and passenger seats with a large console that has cup holders in between.
Available with wheelbases ranging from 142 to 242 inches in 12-inch increments, the K270 and K370 can accommodate bodies from 16 to 28 feet. A 2,500-square-inch wraparound windshield combines with large side windows to give optimum visibility.
These trucks offer a 30% better curb-to-curb turning radius than a conventional truck, a 63.4-inch BBC dimension that provides an extra 45 inches of payload room over a conventional, and a 35-foot overall length.
Powered by the 6.7-liter Paccar PX-7 engine, which has power ratings from 200 to 250 hp, and up to 660 ft-lb of torque, the Kenworth cabovers are now supplied with a six-speed Allison transmission, joining a five-speed transmission already available.
New this year on the Kenworth cabovers are Dana axles as well as front air disc brakes for improved stopping power and longer brake life. In addition, as part of the braking system, Kenworth has added an electronic braking module that will allow for the addition of stability control later in 2014.
For specialized applications, Kenworth offers its new “clear rail” package that relocates the air tanks, DEF tank, battery box, and exhaust aftertreatment up behind the cab. This option creates room for custom bodies.
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