Kenworth MD trucks add winch bumper brackets

INDIANAPOLIS. Kenworth Truck Co. will start installing front-frame brackets for winch bumper installation at the factory the company announced

INDIANAPOLIS. Kenworth Truck Co. will start installing front-frame brackets for winch bumper installation at the factory the company announced.

The bracket package installation will take place on T270 and T370 medium-duty trucks and provide strength for downward loads as great at 8,500 lbs. for a boom rest or cab guard and up to 16,000 lbs. in the upward direction for outriggers.

Kenworth made the announcement this week at the National Truck Equipment Assn.’s Work Truck Show.

“Kenworth’s new front frame bracket package especially targets utility and municipal customers that choose to operate Kenworth medium duty winch trucks,” said Doug Powell, medium duty marketing manager. “With this product addition, we’ve standardized and simplified the installation of specialty bumpers commonly used in the fire and emergency vehicle markets. This package will further enhance the value of our T270 and T370 4x4 models introduced in 2010.”

By installing the frame package at the factory, Kenworth said that it will reduce upfit costs for the customer and ensure compatibility with popular bumpers used by winch customers.

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