Kenworth cabovers given option for additional fuel tank

Kenworth is now offering its K270 and K370 cabover models with an optional, second 45-gal. fuel tank, giving the vehicles more range.

The second tank utilizes approximately 28 in. of frame space, clearance between the battery box and is nearly 5 1/2 in. From back of the cab to the back of fuel tank is just over 100 in. on the passenger side frame rail.

The K270 and K370 models with the second fuel tank are available with 19.5-in. tires and wheelbases of 166, 178, 190, 202, 214, 226 and 238 in., or with 22.5-in. tires and wheelbases of 170, 182, 194, 206, 218, 230 and 242 in.

A key advantage of the K270 and K370 cabovers over medium duty conventional trucks is a 55-degree wheel cut for a tighter turning radius and greater maneuverability for operating in crowded urban environments, Kenworth said.

The bumper to back of cab (BBC) of only 63.4 in. for the Kenworth cabovers – compared to a 106-in. BBC on medium duty conventionals – also provides plenty of room for a large van body. This enables the K270 and K370 to haul more payload with a shorter overall length.

Both are powered by a 6.7L Paccar PX-7 engine with a standard 220 hp. rating and 520 lbs.-ft. of maximum torque. Optional ratings are 240 hp. and 560 lbs.-ft. of torque and 250 hp. with 660 lbs.-ft. of torque. Both models are available with Allison 5-speed transmissions.

“Kenworth’s excellent medium duty cabovers provide customers with a great choice of quality trucks that fit their applications,” said Doug Powell, Kenworth medium duty marketing manager. “The dual tanks give customers of longer regional hauls the ability to stretch out fill intervals.”

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