Kenworth says it’s now accepting orders for its new T440 model with production scheduled to begin during the second quarter. It’s available in tractor and truck configurations for numerous vocational, regional haul, pickup and delivery, and municipal applications, especially those that demand a heavy front axle for dump, mixers and fire trucks.

The T440 has a gross vehicle weight ranging from a heavy class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lb up to a light class 8 truck at 68,000 lb. The 2010 PACCAR PX-8 engine, rated to 350 hp and 1000 lb-ft of torque, is standard equipment. The optional 9-litre, 2010 Cummins ISL engine is rated to 380 hp and 1300 lb-ft of torque. Emergency truck ratings are available on both engines. The T440 offers 6-, 9-, 10-, 11-, and 13-speed manual and 5- and 6-speed automatic transmissions, plus 12,000- to 22,000-lb front axles, 21,000- to 30,000-lb single rears, and 40,000- to 46,000-lb tandem rears.

Other features include a sloped hood for greater forward vision, a tapered channel bumper, and halogen projector headlamps as standard equipment. An aluminum or 3-piece aerodynamic bumper and high-intensity-discharge (HID) lighting are options.

The truck offers the same multiplexed dash seen in the company’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 T440. The Extended Day Cab option adds 6 in. of length and 5 in. of cab height compared to Kenworth’s traditional day cab. The T440 can be ordered with the air ride cab and a 38-in. AeroCab sleeper. Also available are factory installation of a power take-off (PTO) and one lift axle.

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