Kenworth Truck Company significantly expanded its product range in the vocational and municipal markets with the introduction of the new Kenworth T470 model.
“Kenworth is expanding its product line while other truck manufacturers are exiting the market,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. “The T470 offers Kenworth durability and performance that is serviced by our dealer organization for snowplow, dump, mixer, winch, refuse, and other heavy front-axle vocational and municipal applications.”The Kenworth T470 is powered by a 9-liter Cummins ISL engine with 345 hp and 1,150 lb-ft of torque. Other features include a range of manual and automatic transmissions; and 12,000 to 22,000 lb. rated front axles, 21,000 to 26,000 lb. rated single rear axles, and 40,000 to 46,000 lb. rated tandem rear axles.
The fixed grille hood has a 50.5-inch bumper setting for convenient installation of a front engine PTO. The hood allows for full extended frame rails for a heat-treated, 120,000 psi steel frame without the need for cutouts. Halogen projector headlamps are standard equipment.
The Kenworth T470 is now available for order and initial production is scheduled to begin in July.