LOUISVILLE, KY. Kenworth Truck Co.’s T440 model will be adding a natural gas engine option, the company announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show here.
The engine, a Cummins Westport ISL G, can operate on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG). It includes an Allison transmission.
“There is growing demand in CNG and LNG vehicles across the United States and Canada,” said Gary Moore, assistant gm for marketing and sales. “The natural gas powered Kenworth T440 offers outstanding horsepower, torque and performance and provides an excellent, low-emission and cost-effective transportation solution for local and regional haul fleets.”
With a tight turning radius, the vehicle is ideal for local and regional hauling or vocational applications, Kenworth said. Cab options include Kenworth’s Extended Day Cab or 38-in. AeroCab flattop sleeper.
The T440 has a gross vehicle weight ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs. up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs. It is available with 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 lbs. rated tandem rear axles.
Other features include an aerodynamic sloped hood and three-piece bumper, forward lighting with Halogen projector headlamps, multiplexed dash and the Kenworth Driver Information Center.
The ISL G engine option is rated at 320 hp and 1,000 lbs.-ft. of torque and is 2010 compliant.