Kenworth introduces T470 truck for vocational, municipal applications

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KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has introduced a new medium-duty truck aimed at vocational and municipal applications.


The T470 is available for order immediately, with production set to begin in July, Kenworth announced.


“Kenworth is expanding its product line while other truck manufacturers are exiting the market,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. “The T470 offers Kenworth durability and performance that is serviced by our…dealer organization for snowplow, dump, mixer, winch, refuse, and other heavy front-axle vocational and municipal applications.”


The truck is powered by a 9-litre Cummins ISL engine with 345 hp and 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque, the company says. It’s available with a range of manual and auto transmissions, 12,000-22,000-lb. front axles and 21,000-26,000-lb. single rear axles and 40,000-46,000-lb. rated tandem rear axles.


The front is configured for easy installation of a front engine PTO, Kenworth says, and halogen projector lamps light the way.


The interior borrows from Kenworth’s Class 8 product line and features a large panel for installation of body controls and gauges. The T470 comes standard with Kenworth’s Driver Information Center and it’s available with an extended day cab option.

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