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Kenworth produces last severe-service K500 Cabover

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David Sickels is the Associate Editor of Tire Review and Fleet Equipment magazines. He has a history of working in the media, marketing and automotive industries in both print and online.

The final Kenworth K500 cabover was recently completed at the Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Washington.

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This ended production of that severe-service truck model after 14 years. The K500 served as one of Kenworth’s premier models popular primarily with oil and gas exploration customers worldwide, the company says.

The K500 used a combination of the Kenworth C500 drivetrain with a modern COE cab. This configuration addressed the need for an on/off-highway vehicle with improved jobsite visibility, which also offered more cab space conventional models. The K500 featured a variety of configurations, including 6×4, 6×6, 8×8 and 10×10.

Sintagma Holding purchased the last Kenworth K500 cabover for use by the Mining Society of Chitotolo (Sociedade Mineira do Chitotolo) in Luanda, Angola. The K500 will be used in a gold mining operation.

The first K500 order was in 2006 and went to Karamay in China as part of a total order of eight K500s.

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