Kenworth ventures into Class 5 territory

Kenworth Truck Co is expanding into the Class 5 market with the introduction of the Kenworth T170 model.

The Kenworth T170 is a straight truck in a 4×2 configuration with a gross vehicle weight rating (GVWR) up to 19,500 pounds. Standard features include the Paccar PX-6 engine rated at 200 hp and 520 ft-lb of torque, 8,000-lb front axle and 11,500-lb rear axle, hydraulic brakes, low-frame height chassis with 19.5-inch wheels and tires, power door locks, passenger-side electric windows (optional on driver's side), and DayLite doors with right-hand peeper window.

Customers can choose a manual or automatic transmission. The 6.7-liter Paccar PX-6 engine has a two-year warranty with unlimited miles. The T170 is available with the Kenworth Medium Duty Van Body Program.

This truck incorporates a single-piece, painted steel bumper forward of the hood to help reduce impact damage and new Metton quarter fenders. The new sheet molded composite (SMC) hood offers superior access to the engine compartment with 90-degree hood tilt. New halogen projector low beam headlamps provide up to 30% more light down the road and three times longer life than sealed beam headlamps. The T170 also comes with a steel battery box and ABS cover, heat-treated frame rail, and 35-gallon, steel rectangular fuel tank.

E-mail Jeff Parietti at [email protected] for complete information.

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