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Kenworth Natural Gas Truck Lineup Take Center Stage at ACT Expo 2013

Kenworth Truck Company is showcasing four natural gas trucks in its booth during the Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo June 24-27 at the Walter E Washington Convention Center in Washington DC.

Kenworth’s natural gas truck lineup at the ACT Expo 2013 features three Kenworth T800s and a T440. Leading the list is a short hood (116.5-inch BBC) Kenworth T800 roll on/roll off with the new Cummins Westport ISX12 G heavy duty natural gas engine and compressed natural gas (CNG) fuel system featuring back of cab tanks from Trilogy Engineered Solutions. A T800 day cab tractor also has the Cummins Westport ISX12, which offers a range of ratings to 400 horsepower and 1,450 ft-lbs of torque, optional engine brake, and manual and automatic transmission capability to meet customer needs. The ISX12 G also is available with the aerodynamic Kenworth T660 and Kenworth W900S.

In addition, Kenworth will exhibit a T800 LNG tractor with a 15-liter Westport heavy-duty natural gas engine with 450 hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque. The T800 LNG truck is a good choice for Class 8 applications, including regional haul, linehaul, port and drayage with loads requiring more power and torque and an operating range of more than 400 miles. It can be ordered in a gross combination weight of up to 80,000 pounds for over-the-road operation with additional ratings exceeding 100,000 pounds available for certain applications. The T800 LNG truck is available with a daycab, extended daycab, or 38-inch AeroCab sleeper.

Also on display is a T440 CNG truck spec’d with the 8.9-liter Cummins Westport ISL G engine, Agility rail-mounted fuel system, and Allison 3000HS six-speed automatic transmission. Rated at 320 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, the ISL G engine's torque curve closely matches that of its diesel counterparts. It is available as a straight truck or tractor in a gross vehicle weight ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 pounds up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 pounds.


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