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New Kenworth hood uses high-tech for classic look

LOUSIVILLE, Ky. -- Kenworth Truck's new hood for its on-highway W900L model with curved windshield promises to deli...


LOUSIVILLE, Ky. — Kenworth Truck’s new hood for its on-highway W900L model with curved windshield promises to deliver the classic look without the traditional cost in weight gain.

Kenworth’s new hood is made with METTON LMR, a liquid molding resin, and formed using a closed-mold process, which helps to provide a smoother, more consistent hood surface.

The hood offers improved resistance to star cracks and other damage, while providing an 84-pound weight savings due to the use of a lower material density, according to Kenworth.

Kenworth is making the new hood available as a retrofit item for customers currently operating W900Ls with a curved windshield.

This isn’t the first time that Kenworth has used Metton. The Kenworth T2000 model utilizes Metton LMR in the side fairing, roof fairing, sun visor, cab extender and lower bumper.


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