Kenworth medium-duty cabover options

New Kenworth cabover options

Kenworth has introduces three new options for its medium-duty cabovers. The new options for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers include a compact back-of-cab exhaust system to allow more space for custom bodies; right-side steer for street sweeping, refuse and road maintenance applications; and expanded PACCAR PX-7 engine ratings.

Kenworth’s clear frame rail package, introduced earlier this year, has been improved and provides nearly 12 more inches of space for body installations, according to Kenworth. The truck maker noted that the clear frame rail package and exhaust package gives body builders even more room for customization.

“The result is that Kenworth cabover applications have been extended—literally. This combination also allows for additional transmission PTO clearance, which is a plus, especially for construction applications,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director.

The K270 and K370 cabovers can now be specified with the Paccar PX-7 engine at a new top rating of 260 HP and 660 lb.-ft. of torque, in addition to a new 200 HP and 520 lb.-ft. of torque rating. The standard engine rating is 220 HP with 520 lb.-ft. of torque, mated with an Allison five-speed transmission.

“More choices for engine ratings means fine-tuning the Kenworth cabovers to a customer’s specific application,” explained Swihart. “These are work trucks and the more we offer, the higher the degree of customization we can provide.”

The Kenworth K270 and K370 come with 22.5-in. tire and wheel packages. Kenworth also recently announced a 19.5-in. tire and wheel option for the K270.

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