Kenworth Introduces 2010 T440 / T470 Body Builder Manual

KIRKLAND, Wash., Dec. 9, 2009 – Kenworth Truck Company has produced the 2010 Kenworth T440 / T470 Body Builder Manual to help support body builder installations on the new T440 and T470 truck models.

The Kenworth T440 in tractor and truck configurations is for regional haul, city pickup and delivery, municipal and vocational applications. The Kenworth T470 is for snowplow, dump, mixer, winch, refuse, and other heavy front-axle vocational and municipal applications requiring front frame extensions. The T470 offers full parent rail extensions, delivering maximum resistance to bending moment (RBM) from one end of the rail to the other.

The 2010 Kenworth T440 / T470 Body Builder Manual features detailed information on vehicle dimensions, ride heights, suspension layouts, ground and power take-off (PTO) clearances, and frame layouts available for both new models. The manual contains sections on safety and compliance, dimensions, body mounting, exhaust and aftertreatment, frame modifications, electrical system and routings.

The Kenworth T440 and T470 have a gross vehicle rating (GVW) ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs. up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs. Both the T440 and T470 are available with 12,000 to 22,000 lb. front axles, 21,000 to 26,000 lb single rear axles, and 40,000 to 46,000 lb. tandem rear axles.

The T440 and T470 are standard with the 2010 PACCAR PX-8 engine at 260 hp with 660 lb-ft of torque. Additional PACCAR PX-8 ratings are available up to 350 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque. Customers interested in additional power can select a 9-liter, 2010 Cummins ISL engine rated from 345 hp to 380 hp and 1,150 lb-ft to 1,300 lb-ft of torque.

The 120-page Kenworth T440 / T470 Body Builder Manual is useful when specifying a vehicle, especially when the body builder is involved in the vehicle definition and ordering process. Professional body builders often provide valuable information that may help reduce the cost of the body installation. Contact your Kenworth dealer to request a copy of the manual.
Kenworth is a leader in providing quality vocational trucks, including dumps, mixers and heavy haulers, which offer outstanding performance and low cost of ownership.
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, and liquefied natural gas trucks. 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 Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.