LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Kenworth is now offering an extended day cab version of its W900S vocational truck. The new option was introduced yesterday at the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.
The W900S day cab will be popular in mixer applications, the company predicted. It provides an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height compared to the traditional model. It also offers an extra two inches of space behind the wheel as well as additional leg room and extra storage behind the drivers seat.
Drivers appreciate the extra room with the Kenworth extended day cab and were pleased to make it available on the W900S model, which has always been a popular truck for mixer applications, said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. The extended day cab option is a great incentive for mixer fleets to use for driver recruitment and retention, while helping to enhance driver performance and productivity. The extended day cabs increased length also can be incorporated without affecting the ability of the W900S to meet federal bridge formula regulations.
Kenworth also improved the maneuverability of the W900S, by moving the steering gear ahead of the axle and increasing the length of the front springs. Wheel cut has been increased by four degrees, reducing the turning radius.
Kenworth continually seeks ways to further improve the performance of our products to make them even more productive for customers, said Mike Dozier, Kenworth chief engineer. In this case, we found a way to increase the maneuverability of the W900S, which helps to further enhance the performance Kenworth provides to customers that operate mixers.
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