KW rolls out pair of medium cabovers aimed at urban delivery

KW rolls out pair of medium cabovers aimed at urban delivery

Kenworth Truck Co. has expanded its medium-duty line with the new K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers, both of which are targeted at urban-delivery applications

Kenworth Truck Co. has expanded its medium-duty line with the new K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers, both of which are targeted at urban-delivery applications. “We’re excited to bring Kenworth quality to the cabover market,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth gm. “Kenworth’s new K270 and K370 cabovers offer excellent maneuverability, durability, styling and ease of service for customers operating in urban operations.”

According to the OEM, applications for the K270 and K370 include P&D, lease/rental, towing/recovery, landscaping, furniture delivery, and food processing and distribution that require a highly maneuverable truck capable of carrying 18- to 26-ft van bodies, stake beds or roll-on/roll-off beds. It was noted that the 63.4-in BBC of both trucks provides a 55-degree wheel cut for “excellent maneuverability.”

The 33,000-lb GVWR K370 will be offered in a 4x2 Class 7 truck configuration. It is built on a North American-based chassis that KW said is very similar to that of the existing Kenworth T370 conventional. The K370 is powered by the 6.7-liter Paccar PX-6 engine with a standard 220 hp rating and 520 lb-ft of maximum torque. Optional ratings are 240 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque and 250 hp with 660 lb-ft. The K370 will be available with Allison 2500 HS and RDS 5-speed transmissions.

The K370’s 12-volt supplied chassis will consist of 10-1/4-in, 120,000-PSI steel frame rails; a wheelbase range of 166 to 214 in; mechanical rear suspension; 45-gal fuel tank; and horizontal aftertreatment system with a 6.6 gallon DEF tank.

The 26,000 lb. GVWR Kenworth K270 cabover will be offered in a 4x2 Class 6 truck configuration. The OEM said it is built on a North American-based chassis very similar to that of the Kenworth T270 conventional. The K270 is also powered by the 6.7-liter PX-6 engine with a standard 220 hp rating and 520 lb-ft of maximum torque. Optional ratings are 240 hp and 560 lb-ft of torque and 250 hp with 660 lb-ft. The K270 will be available with Allison 2100 HS and RDS 5-speed transmissions.

The K270’s 12-volt supplied chassis will consist of 9-7/8-in, 120,000-PSI steel frame rails; a wheelbase range of 166 to 214 in; front air disc and rear drum brakes, mechanical rear suspension; 45-gal fuel tank; and horizontal aftertreatment system with a 6.6 gallon DEF tank.

According to the OEM, both the K270 and K370 boast a spacious wide cab to easily accommodate up to three people with a driver air-suspended seat and two-person bench seat. The dash includes a master display information module with data on fuel consumption, service inspections, outside air temperature, coolant temperature, oil level, DEF level, and trip information.

 

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