Kenworth medium duty cabovers add new options

Kenworth announced that they will offer a 22.5-inch tire and wheel package and expanded wheelbase choices for the Kenworth K270 and K370 medium duty cabovers.

"These significant enhancements for the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers provide customers with more choices to better fit with more medium duty applications," said Doug Powell, Kenworth medium duty marketing manager. "Both vehicles provide customers with excellent maneuverability, ease of service, durability, exceptional visibility, and styling."

With Kenworth's new 22.5-inch tire and wheel package, the K270 Class 6 and K370 Class 7 cabovers match up to standard dock heights at pickup and delivery locations in several applications, Powell noted. Depending on van body installation practices, the cab floor will be at approximately 50 inches up from the ground with an 11R22.5-inch package. The K270 will also retain the 19.5-inch tire and wheel package as an alternative for customers that require a lower-step height and entry.

Kenworth also will expand the total wheelbase configurations available for the Kenworth K270 and K370. The new 22.5-inch tire and wheel package introduces a wheelbase range of 146 inches to 242 inches in 12-inch increments. According to Powell, the new longer wheelbase allows for up to a 28-foot van body installation, while the shorter wheelbase can accommodate a van body length down to 16 feet. The cab-to-axle dimension now starts at 120 inches with variations up to 217 inches at a 242-inch wheelbase. The K270 with 19-1/2-inch tires and wheels receives four new wheelbase sizes, covering a range of 142 inches to 238 inches, also in 12-inch increments.

A Kenworth K270 cabover equipped a PACCAR PX-6 250 hp engine, Allison 2100 HS 5-speed transmission and concept aero van body was featured in Kenworth's booth (No. 12137) at the Great American Trucking Show Aug. 23 -25 at the Dallas Convention Center.