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Kenworth Truck Company
P.O. Box 1000 (98083-1000)  |  10630 NE 38th Place  |  Kirkland, WA 98033
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Kenworth Announces Fabco Transfer Case PTO Option Package on All-Wheel Drive Medium Duty Trucks

Kenworth First in Industry To Offer Factory Installation

KIRKLAND, Wash., July 15, 2011 - Kenworth Truck Company announced today that its all-wheel drive Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models now can be factory-ordered with a Fabco® power take-off option (PTO) on the two-speed transfer case.


"Kenworth is the first in the industry to offer a factory-installed PTO output drive on the transfer case on a medium duty chassis," said Judy McTigue, Kenworth's director of marketing planning and research. "This is a great option for our vocational customers who want to run their body-mounted equipment with a PTO. It's a cost and time saver too. Those operating other brand trucks must purchase an aftermarket retro kit, which can be costly and time consuming."

The new transfer case PTO option for all-wheel drive T270s and T370s especially serves customers in oil field, fire and rescue, hydro-excavation, vacuum truck, well drilling and high-rate fluid transfer applications.

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The PTO output drive, which is located on the upper rear of the transfer case, comes with shift control interlocks to help safeguard PTO operation. When specified with an Allison transmission, a special split shift PTO programming package is included to help ensure maximum system protection and effectiveness when shifting in and out of PTO mode.

The new PTO, which produces up to 2,200 ft-lbs of torque using 250 hp, runs up to 3,500 rpm. It is available for the all-wheel drive Kenworth T270 and T370 with a PACCAR PX-6 or PACCAR PX-8 engine and a front drive axle rated from 10,000 lbs. to 16,000 lbs.


Kenworth's quality medium duty products, combined with excellent dealer support, contributed to Kenworth receiving the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates award for "Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Medium Duty Truck Dealer Service."*

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company's dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Commercial Heavy Duty Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth is also the recipient of the J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for 2011 Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth's Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

*Kenworth received the highest numerical score for medium-duty truck dealer service in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2010 Medium Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction Study(SM). Study based on responses from 1,258 respondents measuring 8 manufacturers. Survey was of primary maintainers and owner operators and measures overall service quality of new (2009 model year) medium-duty (Class 5, 6, and 7) trucks (2009 model year). Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of consumers surveyed in June-August 2010. Your experiences may vary. Visit

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