Kenworth introduces vocational model

The new T440 model rolled out by Kenworth Truck Co. is available in tractor and truck configurations for regional haul, city pickup and delivery, municipal and vocational applications.

The new T440 model rolled out by Kenworth Truck Co. is available in tractor and truck configurations for regional haul, city pickup and delivery, municipal and vocational applications.

Built on the same platform as the T470 introduced in June, the Kenworth T440 has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs. up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs.

A 2010-compliant Paccar PX-8 engine, rated from 260 hp to 350 hp and 660 lb-ft to 1,000 lb-ft of torque, is the standard engine for the T440, with an optional 9-liter, 2010-compliant Cummins ISL engine available, rated from 345 hp to 380 hp and 1,150 lb-ft to 1,300 lb-ft of torque.

Other key T440 features include 10-, 11-, and 13-speed manual and 5- and 6-speed automatic transmissions; and 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 lb. rated tandem rear axles.

An aluminum or steel channel bumper and high intensity discharge (HID) lighting are available as options, along with Kenworth’s Extended Day Cab package that offers an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height compared to the OEM’s traditional day cab. The T440 can also be ordered with the air ride cab and a 38-inch AeroCab sleeper, as well as factory installation of a power take-off (PTO) and one lift axle.

Kenworth noted the T440 is now available for order. with initial production scheduled to begin first quarter of 2010.

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