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Kenworth debuts online medium-duty body-builder manual

Sept. 2, 2022
The 152-page manual offers 10 detailed sections, information useful in truck body planning and installation processes, and tables and figures for quick reference.

Kenworth has published a 152-page online body-builder manual focused on Kenworth’s medium-duty conventional lineup, which ranges from Class 5 to light Class 8 models.

The 2022 Kenworth Medium Duty Body Builder Manual features new click-to-go links to speed spec’ing choices. The manual offers 10 detailed sections featuring an Introduction, Safety and Compliance, Dimensions, Body Mounting, Frame Modifications, CAN Communications, Electrical, Power Take-Off (PTO), Aftertreatment, and Routing, according to a Kenworth release.

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It contains information and guidelines useful in the truck body planning and installation processes. Also offered are listings with name and page number for both the manual’s 30 tables and 127 figures for quick reference, the release said.

“The new 2022 Kenworth Medium Duty Body Builder Manual incorporates extensive enhancements that streamlines the truck spec’ing process. The manual is designed to help customers get the most of their Kenworth medium-duty trucks by providing easy access to frame layouts, component placement, and other critical information,” said Genevieve Bekkerus, Kenworth’s marketing director.

The Kenworth manual is useful when spec’ing a new medium-duty truck, particularly when the body builder is involved in the vehicle definition and ordering process. Early in that process, body builders can contribute valuable information that may help reduce the total body installation cost. This information helps to ensure that the truck is spec’d correctly and set up appropriately for the body builder.

Kenworth’s medium-duty conventional lineup features the T180 (Class 5), T280 (Class 6), T380 (Class 7) and T480 (light Class 8). In addition, the Kenworth T380V and T480V are vocational models. The models are offered with the 6.7-liter Paccar PX-7, 8.9-liter Paccar PX-9 engines. The near-zero emission Cummins 8.9-liter L9N and 6.7-liter B6.7N natural-gas engines also are available.

The 2022 Kenworth Medium Duty Body Builder Manual is available for download from the Truck Resources section of Kenworth’s website.

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