Improved ergonomics, styling and HVAC from KW

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STE-THERESE, Que., — Kenworth Truck Co. has developed a new dash for the T300 medium-duty conventional cab featuring a host of improvements.

First production has already begun at Paccar’s medium-duty manufacturing plant in Ste-Therese, Que.

The new T300 standard dash features a wrap-around instrument panel, easy-to-reach placement of the AM/FM radio within the dash, and rotary controls for the heater/ventilation/air conditioning (HVAC) system. Kenworth has also added a standard under-dash console that includes a driver cup holder, ashtray and lighter.

“A dedicated body builder switch panel and a flush-mounted knob for the wiper switch were added based on customer survey results,” says Steve Gilligan, Kenworth general marketing manager.

The T300’s improved HVAC system features new louvers and ducting. Split ventilation between the defrost and floor enables the driver to circulate heat up from the floor while defrosting the windows at the same time. In addition, two floor vents placed on both sides provides better heating and cooling at floor level as well as improving side-window defrost.

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