Fontaine Modification Medium & Heavy Truck Operations has introduced its Kenworth Premium Sit-Down Dual Drive modification—the only sit-down dual drive (SDDD) conversion available for Kenworth T180, T280, T380, and T480 medium-duty conventional trucks. Fontaine already offers a sit-down dual drive modification for the Kenworth K370 COE model.
SDDD modifications add a right-hand drive station to the vehicle, enabling drivers to comfortably operate from either the right or left side. This is intended for applications where the driver needs to operate curbside, like refuse collection, street sweeping, and road striping.
Fontaine’s new Kenworth Premium Sit-Down Dual Drive modification is designed to make the right-hand driving position virtually identical to the original left-side position so drivers can operate with equal comfort and efficiency no matter where they are sitting. Fontaine’s team performs the conversion at its Chillicothe, Ohio, modification center.
“A lot of engineering work goes into developing a sit-down dual drive conversion that not only maintains the excellent ergonomics of the OEM position but also properly relocates collision mitigation systems, HVAC, and other equipment,” explains Jamil Young, president of Fontaine Modification Medium & Heavy Truck Operations. “We’re proud to have put our decades of experience and engineering expertise to work in developing this modification for the vocations that need a right-hand drive option.”