Trucks: Jobsite trucks

International’s new Class 5 dedicated to vocational applications
International has extended its medium-duty vocational truck offerings with the September launch of its 4100 model. This Class 5 conventional truck is designed for a wide array of applications, including construction, landscaping, flatbed and service body roles, dry van and utility service needs.

“The International 4100 retains all of the key features and benefits of the International 4000 series,” says Mike Elwell, director of marketing for International’s Medium Vehicle Center. “We built this truck with long-lasting and rugged medium commercial truck components used in our Class 6 and 7 trucks to ensure a superior life cycle value in the Class 5 market.” The 4100 model is available with either a 17,800-pound or 19,500-pound gross vehicle weight rating. Both models feature a spacious cab with optional air-ride suspension. Extended- or crew-cab versions can be spec’d as well. Like all 4000 series trucks, International says the 4100’s cab is built to automotive-style tolerances for optimum comfort and a quiet interior.

The standard engine for the 4100 is International’s VT-365 diesel engine. This engine generates 230 horsepower and 540 pounds-feet of torque. The standard 4100 transmission is Allison’s 1000 Series automatic. The truck is built on a low-profile frame for easy loading and unloading. Vehicle durability is enhanced by a ladder system frame design supported by a standard seven-year limited warranty.

Other features include commercial grade, four-wheel, hydraulic disc brakes with 15-inch rotors and International’s proprietary Diamond Logic electrical system. The company’s Aware telematics system can be spec’d as optional equipment, providing extensive real-time tracking and scheduling information for improved fleet productivity.

Kenworth announces front engine PTO for T800 vocational trucks
Kenworth is now offering a front engine power take-off for its new T800 Class 8, short-hood, conventional trucks. This new PTO option is designed specifically for snowplow, municipal dump, mixer, refuse and crane applications and will be available for Caterpillar C11 and C13 engines up to 380 horsepower and the Cummins ISL engine up to 350 horsepower.

The T800 short-hood FEPTO package features a different design than Kenworth’s standard short-hood models. The FEPTO package’s extended front frame rails provide the truck with a 66-inch bumper setting in three different configurations. A specially modified, 950-square-inch radiator includes a modified bottom tank for PTO shaft clearance. The radiator-mounted grille allows the hood to be tilted for daily maintenance inspections while preventing contact with snowplows, pumps or other front-frame-mounted equipment. The truck’s cab and hood have been raised 3 1/2 inches to provide further PTO shaft clearance.