Kenworth launches 76-in. mid-roof sleeper; limited edition Icon 900
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Kenworth launches 76-in. mid-roof sleeper; limited edition Icon 900

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Kenworth introduced a new 76-in. mid-roof sleeper for the Kenworth T680 and T880 at MATS Tuesday. Full production is expected to start in the fall.

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“The Kenworth 76-in. mid-roof sleeper is optimized for liquid bulk tankers, flatbed haulers and other operators looking for a lighter weight, more aerodynamic truck with all the driver comforts of a full-height sleeper,” said Preston Feight, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.

The mid-roof sleeper provides 100-lb. weight savings when compared to Kenworth’s 76-in. high-roof sleeper and up to a 5% fuel economy savings for tanker and flatbed applications, depending on load conditions, the company said.

“For many truck operators, obtaining additional payload capacity can make a big difference in potential profit. The efficient mid-roof design has lower drag, and provides a reduction in fuel expenses,” Feight said.

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As far as driver comfort, Kenworth’s 76-in. mid-roof sleeper provides drivers with 6-1/2-ft. of headroom to offer taller drivers greater ease of movement and gives all drivers a spacious work environment.

The 76-in. mid-roof sleeper features a liftable lower bunk and side storage towers, including hanging storage for drivers to store their clothes. Also available is an optional upper bunk for team drivers or a back wall sleeper storage unit.

Available as a factory-installed option is the Kenworth Idle Management System. The battery-based auxiliary power unit system for air conditioning is integrated directly into the ducting system. Combined with an insulation package for the cab and sleeper, the system provides continuous AC performance in typical off-hour downtime. The sleeper offers a premium sound system installed at the factory, or a mount for the customer to install a flat screen TV for even more driver enjoyment.

icon-900Kenworth also debuted a customized limited edition, premium truck at the show. The new truck, Icon 900, will be offered in a limited production run, and Kenworth is already accepting orders.

“There’s no truck on the road that garners more attention and double-takes than a Kenworth W900L, and Kenworth has taken it to another level,” Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing, said. “Timeless, classic style, heritage of quality, a ‘trucker’s truck. It’s the Icon of the trucking industry. We’re proud to recognize the W900L’s heritage with the limited edition Kenworth Icon 900.”

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The Icon 900 can be ordered in any color and comes standard with many chrome and stainless steel accessories that make this truck truly stand out on the open road. The Kenworth Icon 900 features a chrome hood badge that is a one-of-a-kind and only available on the Kenworth Icon 900. Other distinguishing features include stainless steel fender guards, upgraded headlights, headlamp covers, under door panels and sleeper panels, grille closeout panel, plus large sun visor are just some of the items that create a stunning exterior package. The Kenworth Icon 900 is available with 72- or 86-in. sleepers and up to a 600-HP engine.

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For more information, visit www.kenworth.com.

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