Kenworth puts natural gas on display

Kenworth puts natural gas on display

WASHIINGTON, DC. Four natural gas trucks from Kenworth are on display this week at the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo in Washington, DC.

ACT Expo is a showcase for alternative fuel and clean vehicle technologies. The exhibition brings together vehicle and engine manufacturers, fleet operators, infrastructure and fuel providers, Clean Cities coordinators, technology developers, and policymakers.

“We’re seeing a growing interest in Kenworth’s industry-leading, natural gas trucks among fleets and truck operators throughout the United States and Canada,” said Alan Fennimore, Kenworth vocational marketing manager. “We expect to see a good flow of truck buyers visit our booth to learn more about the advantages and benefits of Kenworth natural gas trucks for their specific applications.” 

Also, Andy Douglas, Kenworth national sales manager for specialty markets, will discuss “The Future of Heavy Duty Natural Gas Trucks” as part of a panel discussion starting at 3:15 p.m. Tuesday, June 25.

 Kenworth’s natural gas truck lineup at the ACT Expo 2013 features three Kenworth T800s and a T440.

A short hood (116.5-in. BBC) Kenworth T800 roll on/roll off with the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy duty natural gas engine and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system featuring back of cab tanks from Trilogy Engineered Solutions is on display. Also on hand is a T800 day cab tractor equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12. The ISX12 offers a range of ratings to 400 hp. and 1,450 lbs.-ft. of torque. Optional engine brake and manual and automatic transmission capabilities are available as well.

In addition, Kenworth will exhibit a T800 LNG tractor with a 15L Westport 15L heavy duty natural gas engine with 450 hp. and 1,650 lbs.-ft. of torque. For the T800, the Westport 15L engine is available in power ratings up to 475 hp. and torque ratings up to 1,750 lbs.-ft. The T800 LNG truck has an operating range of more than 400 mi. and can be ordered in a gross combination weight (GCW) of up to 80,000 lb. for over-the-road operation with additional ratings exceeding 100,000 lbs. available for certain applications.

The T800 LNG truck is available with a day cab, Kenworth Extended Day Cab or 38-in. Kenworth AeroCab sleeper.

The Kenworth booth at ACT also includes a T440 CNG truck equipped with the 8.9L Cummins Westport ISL G engine, Agility rail-mounted fuel system, and Allison 3000HS 6-speed automatic transmission. Rated at 320 hp. and 1,000 lbs.-ft. of torque, the ISL G engine’s torque curve closely matches that of its diesel counterparts, Kenworth said.

The T440 is available as a straight truck or tractor in 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.

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