Kenworth Adds New Features to Medium-Duty Cabovers

October 21, 2014

Kenworth 270 cabover (Photo: Kenworth)
Kenworth 270 cabover (Photo: Kenworth)

Kenworth has added several new options for its medium-duty cabovers.

The Kenworth K270 Class 6 model now is available for order with 19.5-inch tires and wheels. Selecting this option lowers the height of the K270, making it ideal for truck fleets, municipalities and other operators involved in curbside pickup and delivery activities. Bridgestone 19.5-inch front and rear tires are offered along with Alcoa and Accuride 19.5-inch front and rear wheels.

The standard 22.5-inch tire and wheel package for the K270 and Kenworth K370 Class 7 cabovers enables them to match up to standard dock heights at pickup and delivery locations in several applications.

Kenworth also introduced Allison 3000 HS and RDS 5-and 6-speed automatic transmissions for its cabovers. Allison’s heavy duty vocational transmission series opens the door to the Kenworth cabovers for vocational applications, such as refuse operations.

The Kenworth K270 and K370 are standard with the Paccar PX-7 engine rated at 220 hp and 520 lb.-ft. of torque, and Allison 5-speed transmission. Both truck models offer a standard air ride driver's seat and 2-person bench seating with storage underneath. An option is available for single driver and passenger seats with a large console providing storage and cup holders in between the seats.

Compared to a typical medium duty conventional, the K270 and K370 offer up to a 30 percent better curb-to-curb turning radius, a 63.4-inch BBC with an extra 45 inches of payload room, and a 35-foot overall length, which is rapidly becoming the new norm in major metropolitan areas.

Available with wheelbases ranging from 142 to 242 inches in 12-inch increments, the Kenworth cabovers can accommodate bodies from 16 to 28 feet. A large 2,500-square-inch wraparound windshield combines with large side windows to give optimum visibility.

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