Kenworth Truck Company
P.O. Box 1000 (98083-1000) | 10630 NE 38th Place | Kirkland, WA 98033
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LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 30, 2011 - Kenworth Truck Company announced that it will offer its first 6x6 configuration for the Kenworth T370 medium duty model.
"Kenworth is further expanding its reach into key medium duty markets by providing quality, durable and high-performance Kenworth T370s in a 6x6 configuration for the first time," said Preston Feight, Kenworth chief engineer. "This new offering will benefit operators running utility service, construction, oilfield service and boom trucks, in addition to municipal applications, such as fire and emergency vehicles. Customers get a great medium duty truck for applications which require a heavier front axle and tandem rear axle to get the job done."
The Kenworth T370 6x6 features a factory-installed front drive axle available in ratings ranging from 10,000 lbs. to 16,000 lbs. The 6x6 will be equipped with a 40,000 lb. rated rear suspension. Initially, the Chalmers series 854-40 suspension will be offered, followed by the addition of the Hendrickson PRIMAAX® EX rear air suspension later this year. T370 6x6 customers can choose either the PACCAR PX-6 or PACCAR PX-8 engine. The addition of Kenworth's new 6x6 configuration builds upon the 4x4 configuration introduced for the T270 and T370 in 2010.
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. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. 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 StudySM. 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 jdpower.com.