Auto Business News-May 30, 2018--Kenworth offers more options for the K270 and K370 medium-duty cabovers
Kenworth, an American and Australian manufacturer of medium and heavy-duty Class 8 trucks, has more options to choose from for customers interested in the K270 and K370 medium-duty cabovers.
"I've driven everything from cabovers
in my early years to just about every conventional out there.
The Mack Freedom[TM] series cabovers come in four Glass 6 and Class 7 models: the M, L, XL, and XXL.
Described as the only four-wheel-drive, medium-duty cabover truck on the market, the FG with manual transmission has a GVWR of 14,050 lb.
Naturally, the shorter BBC gives better maneuverability, and in some cases can compete with cabovers
(e.g., roll-on/roll-off and rear packer refuse).
The tractors are Freightliner FL120 250-inch WB cabovers
speced with Caterpillar 3406 diesels rated 425 HP with Fuller 15615 15-speed transmissions.
Major changes are planned for the medium-duty FE Series cabovers produced by Volvo GM Heavy Truck Company.
According to the company, modifications have been made to two models that are particularly well-suited to beverage applications - the L 1919 short-nose conventional with a 30,000 GVWR and the LP 1419 cabover with a 32,900 GVWR.
" tractors, disdained by drivers for their appearance, ride and perceived accident-worthiness, have been almost totally eliminated by large carriers.