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Kenworth To Feature Key Products at Great American Trucking Show
Kenworth Booth Offers New T680 with PACCAR MX Engine, T800 LNG Truck and K270 Cabover
KIRKLAND, Wash., August 21, 2012 - The totally-new, aerodynamic Kenworth T680 equipped with the PACCAR MX engine will be featured in Kenworth's booth (No. 12137) at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 23-25 at the Dallas Convention Center.
The Kenworth T680 establishes a new standard of excellence in the industry with exceptional styling, superior fuel efficiency, outstanding performance and extraordinary comfort. The T680, which possesses the lowest aerodynamic drag of any Kenworth truck in the company's history, has received Environmental Protection Agency SmartWaySM Designation, joining the Kenworth T660 and Kenworth T700 in that category.
Designed to maximize performance in line haul, pickup and delivery, and regional hauling operations, the T680 is available with a 76-inch sleeper or as a day cab. The T680 is standard with the fuel-efficient, 12.9-liter PACCAR MX engine and optional with the Cummins ISX15 engine.
Representing Kenworth's strong natural gas truck lineup at this year's show is the Kenworth T800 liquefied natural gas (LNG) truck. This vehicle can be ordered in a gross combination weight (GCW) of up to 80,000 lbs. for over-the-road operation with additional ratings exceeding 100,000 lbs. available for certain applications. For the T800, the Westport GX 15-liter engine is available in power ratings from 400 to 475 hp and torque ratings from 1,450 to 1,750 lb-ft, giving it similar horsepower and torque ratings to its diesel engine counterparts.
In addition, Kenworth will display the new Class 6 K270 cabover with a concept aero van body. Applications for the K270 include pick-up and delivery, lease/rental, towing/recovery, landscaping, furniture, and food processing and distribution that require a highly maneuverable truck with 16- to 28-foot van body size, stake bed, or roll-on/roll-off bed. The 63.4-inch BBC (front bumper to back of the cab) on the K270 provides a 55-degree wheel cut for excellent maneuverability.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company's dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth also achieved the "Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service, Two Years in a Row", according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011-2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Studies(SM). Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.