Kenworth

Power take-off option

Kenworth’s front engine power take-off option is available in the company’s T800 model. The unit is made for use in applications that require a power take-off for snowplow, dump, mixer, refuse, crane or other application. The take-off's configuration offers a front-frame extension for applications that require front-mounted equipment. The devise is used with a new hood design to provide room for equipment options. KENWORTH, www.kenworth.com, (425) 828-5000

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Vinyl wrap for Kenworths

Vinyl wraps soon will be available in place of paint for new Kenworth truck buyers. Developed with Sirlin Enterprises, the wraps are durable and cost less than paint, the truck maker says. Several colors are available. KENWORTH, www.kenworth.com, (425) 828-5000

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Lane departure warning available in Kenworth T line

The Takata SafeTrak 3 lane departure warning system is available for the Kenworth T660, T700 and T800. The systems uses an interior-mounted camera with vision software and attention to turn signal usage to alert drivers of inadvertent lane departures. The SafeTrak package is compatible with the J1939 wiring system, and the unit, wiring harness, two headliner-mounted speakers, dash-mounted rocker switch and system status lamp come pre-installed. KENWORTH, www.kenworth.com; TAKATA, www.safetrak.takata.com, (248) 451-4298

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Meet the North Carolina ‘Swamp Loggers’

Working his operation from Jacksonville, N.C., Bobby Goodson, owner of Goodson's All-Terrain Logging, is one of several pioneers of the method of "shovel logging" he's become somewhat famous for today, thanks to the Discovery Channel's "Swamp Loggers" series. The reality show, depicting Goodson and crew's work in the low-country swamps, helped propel the Discovery Channel to near the top prime time cable network ratings earlier this year -- averaging close to 2 million viewers per episode. For listings, click here, and for video ...

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Pink truck more than just pretty

When Daren Parker prepared to ask a senior driver in his Raleigh, N.C.-based Parker Gas propane-delivery fleet to drive a new medium-duty Kenworth T370 straight tanker, all bets were off as to what kind of reaction Parker could expect from said driver. The truck, after all, was painted pink. "You don’t see many trucks painted in pink," he says, "so some guys might have a problem getting excited to drive it."   But any spot negative thoughts ...

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Kenworth adds Eaton, Bendix options

Kenworth also will add Bendix Wingman ACB – Active Cruise with Braking as an option for its T660, T700 and T800 Class 8 models.

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Natural gas engine

Kenworth has a natural gas engine for Kenworth T800 short hood and W900S models, the Cummins Westport ISL G.

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Allis-Chalmers on-highway engines? — Ted Streit’s restoration adventures…

Mercer leased owner-operator Ted Streit also happens to be the owner of a shop doing custom and restoration work in Suring, Wis., called Fast Transport. More than a year ago, he called me up after seeing some coverage of fellow Wisconsin resident (Sparta) and owner-operator Paul Sagehorn's restoration of two original TV KWs, one from the Movin' On series and the other a last-season B.J. and the Bear rig I followed from discovery to the finish (you ...

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Kenworth, Peterbilt offer DPF cleaning with FSX Inc. machine

Kenworth and Peterbilt dealers now clean diesel particulate filters with the FSX Inc. cleaning machine. The FSX machine cleaned filters 9 percent more effectively than others that PACCAR Parts tested, says Jeff Sass, general marketing manager for the Renton, Wash.-based company. Features of the machine include the TrapTester 7 air flow test bench that checks for ash build-up in filters and the TrapBlaster 7 air knife scanning technology, which directs air through high pressure jets to ...

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Paccar to open engine plant

Paccar announced the official introduction of its MX series diesel engines and the opening this summer of its new engine plant in Columbus, Miss., during a press event at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash., on Feb. 5. Not many companies are taking such steps during “the worst economy in decades,” said Paccar Chairman and CEO Mark Pigott. He credited Paccar’s ability to invest more than $1 billion in its engine initiative over the ...

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