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Revamped Kenworth cabovers now available for order

Successful Dealer Staff June 16, 2014

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Kenworth said Monday its new K270 and K370 cabovers with exterior and interior enhancements are now available for order.

Kenworth’s K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers are designed for pick-up-and-delivery operations, food and beverage companies, furniture hauling, landscape businesses, and street sweeping and striping, among other applications.

New additions to the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers include a fresh exterior, new dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison 6-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles.

“With these key enhancements, Kenworth is bringing a new level of excellence of quality, innovation and comfort to the medium duty market,” says Doug Powell, Kenworth’s medium duty marketing manager.

Powell noted that truck operators running medium duty conventional trucks in metropolitan areas are also considering cabovers because of a better turning radius, extra payload room, and changing urban length laws.

“Compared to a typical medium duty conventional, the K270 and K370 offer up to a 30 percent better curb-to-curb turning radius, a 63.4-inch BBC with an extra 45 inches of payload room, and a 35-foot overall length which is rapidly becoming the new norm in major cities,” Powell says.

The K270 and K370 are standard with the 6.7-liter Paccar PX-7 engine rated at 220-hp and 520 lb-ft of torque, and the Allison 2100HS 5-speed transmission. Both truck models feature a standard air ride driver’s seat and 2-person bench seating with storage underneath. A new option is single driver and passenger seats with a large console with storage and cup holders in between.

Available with wheelbases ranging from 142 to 242 inches in 12-inch increments, the Kenworth K270 and K370 can accommodate bodies from 16 to 28 feet. A large 2,500-square-inch wraparound windshield combines with large side windows to give optimum visibility.

For specialized applications, the Kenworth cabovers offer a new “clear rail” package that relocates the air tanks, DEF tank, battery box, and exhaust after treatment up behind the cab. This new option opens up room for custom bodies, such as street sweepers.

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