Kenworth Expands Award-Winning Product Line with Introduction of Kenworth T470

KIRKLAND, Wash., June 11, 2009 Kenworth Truck Company significantly expanded its product range in the vocational and municipal markets with the introduction of the new Kenworth T470 model. Kenworth is expanding its product line while other truck manufacturers are exiting the market, said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. The T470 offers Kenworth durability and performance that is serviced by our World™s Best dealer organization for snowplow, dump, mixer, winch, refuse, and other heavy front-axle vocational and municipal applications. The Kenworth T470 is powered by a 9-liter Cummins ISL engine with 345 hp and 1,150 lb-ft of torque. Other features include a range of manual and automatic transmissions; and 12,000 to 22,000 lb. rated front axles, 21,000 to 26,000 lb. rated single rear axles, and 40,000 to 46,000 lb. rated tandem rear axles.
The fixed grille hood has a 50.5 inch bumper setting for convenient installation of a front engine PTO.  The hood allows for full extended frame rails for a heat-treated, 120,000 psi steel frame without the need for cutouts.  Halogen projector headlamps are standard equipment.
The interior of the Kenworth T470 features the same, high-quality multiplexed dash installed in Kenworth™s Class 8 product line with a large panel for convenient installation of body controls and gauges. The Kenworth Driver Information Center is standard in the T470. The popular Kenworth Extended Day Cab is available as an option. The spacious cab enhances driver comfort with an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height compared to Kenworth™s traditional day cab.
The Kenworth T470 is now available for order and initial production is scheduled to begin in July.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World™s Best(R) heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is the recipient of the 2008 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Over the Road and Vocational Segment Class 8 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, medium duty diesel-electric hybrids, liquefied natural gas trucks, and the Kenworth Clean Power(R) no-idle system. In addition, Kenworth™s Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

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