Kenworth publishes brochure for new cabover models

Jason Cannon

August 8, 2014

Kenworth has produced a brochure on its new Kenworth K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers.

The 12-page Kenworth K270 and K370 Cabover Brochure provides comprehensive product information, including detailed specifications for the PACCAR PX-7 6.7-liter engine, engine equipment and transmissions, gross, axle weight rating (GAWR), suspensions, wheels/tires/brakes, frame, cab, electrical system, paint and options.  Also shown are K270 and K370 dimensions for cab to axle, axle to end of frame, wheelbase, truck length and body length.

The new Kenworth cabovers feature a new exterior, new dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, optional Allison 6-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles.

The cabovers are standard with the PACCAR PX-7 engine rated at 220-hp and 520 lb-ft of torque, and Allison 5-speed transmission. The standard 22.5-inch tire and wheel package enables the cabovers to match up to standard dock heights at pickup and delivery locations in several applications. Both truck models offer 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 providing storage and cup holders in between.

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 metropolitan areas.

Available with wheelbases ranging from 142 to 242 inches in 12-inch increments, the Kenworth cabovers 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.

The Kenworth cabovers also 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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