KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth has introduces its T440 model in tractor and truck configurations for regional haul, city pickup and delivery, municipal and vocational applications.
“The new Kenworth T440 offers excellent value, productivity and aerodynamics to truck operators and fleets in heavy front-axle regional haul and pickup and delivery applications,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. “This versatile truck will also benefit vocational and municipal customers who need a heavy front axle for dumps, mixers and fire trucks.”
Built on the same platform as the T470 introduced in June, the Kenworth T440 has a gross vehicle weight (GVW) ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs. up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs. The 2010 PACCAR PX-8 engine, rated from 260 hp to 350 hp and 660 lb-ft to 1,000 lb-ft of torque, is standard equipment. The optional 9-litre, 2010 Cummins ISL engine is rated from 345 hp to 380 hp and 1,150 lb-ft to 1,300 lb-ft of torque. Other key T440 features include 10-, 11-, and 13-speed manual and 5- and 6-speed automatic transmissions; and 12,000 to 22,000 lb. rated front axles, 21,000 to 26,000 lb. rated single rear axles, and 40,000 to 46,000 lb. rated tandem rear axles.
The T440’s modern styling features an aerodynamic sloped hood, which was designed to give the driver enhanced forward visibility. A three-piece aerodynamic bumper, Kenworth’s signature grille, and forward lighting with Halogen projector headlamps come as standard equipment. An aluminum or steel channel bumper and high intensity discharge (HID) lighting are available as options.
The Kenworth T440 offers the same multiplexed dash installed in Kenworth’s Class 8 product line with a large panel designed for convenient installation of body controls and gauges. The Kenworth Driver Information Center is standard in the T440. The optional, spacious Kenworth Extended Day Cab is designed to enhance driver comfort with an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height compared to Kenworth’s traditional day cab. The T440 can be ordered with the air ride cab and a 38-inch Kenworth AeroCab sleeper. Also available are factory installation of a power take-off (PTO) and one lift axle.
The T440 marks Kenworth’s second major new product introduction since June, when the company expanded its product range in the vocational and municipal markets with the introduction of the Kenworth T470 model for vocational and municipal markets.
The Kenworth T440 is now available for order with initial production scheduled to begin first quarter 2010.
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