Targets Regional Haul, Pickup and Delivery, Vocational and Municipal Markets
KIRKLAND, Wash., October 19, 2009 – Kenworth Truck Company today announced the introduction of the Kenworth T440 model in tractor and truck configurations for regional haul, city pickup and delivery, municipal and vocational applications.
“Kenworth is aggressively expanding its product line to bring Kenworth’s World’s Best quality, performance and durability to additional markets and customers in the United States and Canada,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. “The new Kenworth T440 offers excellent value, productivity and aerodynamics to truck operators and fleets in heavy front-axle regional haul and pickup and delivery applications. This versatile truck will also benefit vocational and municipal customers who need a heavy front axle for dumps, mixers and fire trucks.” The Kenworth T440 is now available for order with initial production scheduled to begin first quarter 2010.
Built on the same platform as the T470 introduced in June, the Kenworth T440 has 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. The 2010 PACCAR PX-8 engine, rated from 260 hp to 350 hp and 660 lb-ft to 1,000 lb-ft of torque, is standard equipment. The optional 9-liter, 2010 Cummins ISL engine is rated from 345 hp to 380 hp and 1,150 lb-ft to 1,300 lb-ft of torque. Other key T440 features include 10-, 11-, and 13-speed manual and 5- and 6-speed automatic transmissions; and 12,000 to 22,000 lb. rated front axles, 21,000 to 26,000 lb. rated single rear axles, and 40,000 to 46,000 lb. rated tandem rear axles.
The T440’s modern styling features an aerodynamic sloped hood, which gives the driver enhanced forward visibility. A 3-piece aerodynamic bumper, Kenworth signature grille, and best-in-class forward lighting with Halogen projector headlamps are standard equipment. An aluminum or steel channel bumper and high intensity discharge (HID) lighting are available as options.
The Kenworth T440 offers the same, high-quality multiplexed dash installed in Kenworth’s Class 8 product line with a large panel for convenient installation of body controls and gauges. The Kenworth Driver Information Center is standard in the T440. The optional, spacious Kenworth Extended Day Cab enhances driver comfort with an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height compared to Kenworth’s traditional day cab. The T440 can be ordered with the air ride cab and a 38-inch Kenworth AeroCab(R) sleeper. Also available are factory installation of a power take-off (PTO) and one lift axle.
The T440 marks Kenworth’s second major new product introduction since June, when the company expanded its product range in the vocational and municipal markets with the introduction of the Kenworth T470 model for vocational and municipal markets.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best(R) 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, medium duty diesel-electric hybrids, liquefied natural gas trucks, and the Kenworth Clean Power(R) no-idle system. This year, Kenworth became the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for both Over the Road Segment and Pickup and Delivery Segment Class 8 Trucks, and for Heavy Duty Dealer Service. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.