Kenworth offers T800 with front PTO

July 29, 2005
Kenworth Truck Co, is now offering a front engine power take-off (FEPTO) option on its Kenworth T800 short-hood model

Kenworth Truck Co, is now offering a front engine power take-off (FEPTO) option on its Kenworth T800 short-hood model.

The new FEPTO option is designed especially for snowplow, municipal dump, mixer, refuse and crane applications. The new configuration provides a front-frame extension for applications requiring front-mounted equipment, such as hydraulic rams or hose reels. The FEPTO configuration is available for order with Caterpillar C11 and C13 engines up to 380 hp and with the Cummins ISL engine up to 350 hp, said the OEM.

Kenworth’ said the T800 short-hood FEPTO package provides some unique features that differentiate the model from its standard T800 short hood. Extended front frame rails are available with a 66-in. bumper setting in dimensions of 11-5/8 by 3/8 in.; 10-3/4 by 3/8 in.; and 10-11/16 by ½ in. A 950-sq-in radiator includes a modified bottom tank for PTO shaft clearance. The radiator-mounted grille allows the hood to be tilted for daily under-hood inspections and prevents the grille from impacting a snowplow, pump or other front frame-mounted equipment. The cab and hood are raised 3.5-in. on the FEPTO model to provide PTO shaft clearance.

“Kenworth’s new FEPTO option is something for customers to seriously consider, especially by those operators preparing to spec and purchase snowplows for future winter use,” said Steve Gilligan, Kenworth general marketing manager. “We also expect to see interest from many specialized customers in municipal dump, mixer, refuse and crane configurations.”

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