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Fleet Owner / Hune 17, 2014

Kenworth is now taking orders for its revamped K270 and K370 cabovers. The vehicles feature extensive new exterior and interior enhancements.

New additions to the cabovers include a fresh exterior, new dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison 6-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles.

“With these key enhancements, Kenworth is bringing a new level of excellence of quality, innovation and comfort to the medium duty market,” said Doug Powell, Kenworth’s medium duty marketing manager.

The K270 and K370 are standard with the 6.7L Paccar PX-7 engine rated at 220 hp. and 520 lbs.-ft, of torque, and the Allison 2100HS 5-speed transmission. Both truck models feature a standard air ride driver’s seat and 2-person bench seating with storage underneath. A new option is single driver and passenger seats with a large console with storage and cup holders in between.

Available with wheelbases ranging from 142 to 242 in. in 12 in. increments, the Kenworth K270 and K370 can accommodate bodies from 16 to 28 ft. A large 2,500-sq.-in. wraparound windshield combines with large side windows to give optimum visibility.

“Compared to a typical medium duty conventional, the K270 and K370 offer up to a 30% better curb-to-curb turning radius, a 63.4-in. BBC with an extra 45 in. of payload room, and a 35-ft. overall length which is rapidly becoming the new norm in major cities,” Powell said.

For specialized applications, the Kenworth cabovers offer a new “clear rail” package that relocates the air tanks, DEF tank, battery box, and exhaust after treatment up behind the cab. This new option opens up room for custom bodies, such as street sweepers.

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Fleet Owner / Hune 17, 2014

Kenworth is now taking orders for its revamped K270 and K370 cabovers. The vehicles feature extensive new exterior and interior enhancements.

New additions to the cabovers include a fresh exterior, new dash and gauge cluster, front air disc brakes, electronic braking module, Allison 6-speed transmission, push-button control shifter, and Dana rear axles.

“With these key enhancements, Kenworth is bringing a new level of excellence of quality, innovation and comfort to the medium duty market,” said Doug Powell, Kenworth’s medium duty marketing manager.

The K270 and K370 are standard with the 6.7L Paccar PX-7 engine rated at 220 hp. and 520 lbs.-ft, of torque, and the Allison 2100HS 5-speed transmission. Both truck models feature a standard air ride driver’s seat and 2-person bench seating with storage underneath. A new option is single driver and passenger seats with a large console with storage and cup holders in between.

Available with wheelbases ranging from 142 to 242 in. in 12 in. increments, the Kenworth K270 and K370 can accommodate bodies from 16 to 28 ft. A large 2,500-sq.-in. wraparound windshield combines with large side windows to give optimum visibility.

“Compared to a typical medium duty conventional, the K270 and K370 offer up to a 30% better curb-to-curb turning radius, a 63.4-in. BBC with an extra 45 in. of payload room, and a 35-ft. overall length which is rapidly becoming the new norm in major cities,” Powell said.

For specialized applications, the Kenworth cabovers offer a new “clear rail” package that relocates the air tanks, DEF tank, battery box, and exhaust after treatment up behind the cab. This new option opens up room for custom bodies, such as street sweepers.

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Interesting that Paccar seems committed to this market-this shoud give the Japanese a run for their money. Does the truck come in as a finished import or is the cab brought here in a kit with US assembly. I'm assuming the cab is some sort of DAF product?

Just wondering, IMO this is a market that the Ford Power Stroke/Torqueshift combo that Ford will be using in 650/750 could do well in-retail delivery trucks, bottlers etc. With an obvious advantage from a powertrain pricing perspective, what do you think the chances are of shoehorning this V-8 into one of the Cargo cabs? ""One Ford"? Utilization of existing assets (Avon Lake)?

Also, while the no compete with Daimler is gone, did the agreement give them exclusive right to the Cargo cab forever??

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