New body builder manual offered

Kenworth has published a T440/T470 body builder manual to assist with installations on the company's new truck models. The manual features detailed information on vehicle dimensions, ride heights, suspension layouts, ground and power take-off clearances, and frame layouts for both models. Sections include safety and compliance, dimensions, body mounting, exhaust and aftertreatment, frame modifications, electrical systems, and routing.

The vehicles have a gross vehicle rating ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs. Both are available with 12,000- to 22,000-lb front axles, 21,000- to 26,000-lb single rear axles, and 40,000- to 46,000-lb tandem rear axles.

Standard engines are the Paccar PX-8 at 260 hp with 660 lb-ft of torque. Additional options increase the horsepower to 350 and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. There is also an optional 9-liter, 2010 Cummins ISL engine rated from 345 to 380 hp and 1,150 to 1,300 lb-ft of torque.

The T440 in tractor and truck configurations is ideal for regional haul, city pick-up and delivery, municipal, and vocational applications. The T470 is for snowplow, dump, mixer, winch, refuse, and other heavy front-axle applications.

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