Kenworth to start T470 production in July

Kenworth’s new T470 model is designed for snowplow, dump, mixer, winch, refuse and other heavy front-axle vocational and municipal applications. The T470 is powered by a 9-liter Cummins ISL engine with 345 horsepower and 1,150 pound-feet of torque. Other features include a range of manual and automatic transmissions; and 12,000- to 22,000-pound rated front axles, 21,000- to 26,000-pound rated single rear axles and 40,000- to 46,000-pound rated tandem rear axles.

The fixed grille hood has a 50.5-inch bumper setting for convenient installation of a front engine PTO. The hood allows for full extended frame rails for a heat-treated, 120,000-psi steel frame without the need for cutouts. Halogen projector headlamps are standard equipment.

The interior of the Kenworth T470 features the same 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 T470 and the Extended Day Cab is available as an option. The cab features an additional 6 inches of length and 5 inches of cab height compared to Kenworth’s traditional day cab.

The Kenworth T470 is now available for order and initial production is scheduled to begin in July.