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Kenworth launches new T360 and T410 trucks

Commercial vehicle manufacturer, PACCAR Australia, has made the 2.1m wide cab, launched on the Kenworth T610 model in December 2016, available on its new T360 and T410 models.

The enhancements found in the T610 that include a roomier cab interior, improved visibilities and an advanced climate control system specifically engineered for Australian conditions, have been carried over to the new models.

Since its own launch the T610 has proved successful in the market and currently accounts for almost one third of the production at PACCAR’s Bayswater plant.

The new models feature a wide range of important enhancements including wider application flexibility through the shorter bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) length and improved safety features.

The tight turning circle and shorter BBC (a reduction of 100mm) measurements will make the T360 suitable to urban and intrastate operations.

Available in 6x4, 8x4 and 10x4 axle configurations the T360 and T360A (the agitator specification) offer optimum payload and maximum concrete carrying capabilities, respectively.

The T360 models are available with the Cummins ISLe5 engine rated from 280 up to 400 horsepower and either an Allison 3000 or 4000 series transmission, as well as Eaton Manual or Eaton UltraShift Plus transmissions.

The all-new Kenworth T410 is four inches shorter than the current T409 and has the versatility to operate in vocational, intrastate and interstate distribution as a rigid, single or multi trailer configuration.

With a set-back front axle and an optimal bumper-to-back-of-cab dimension of 2,845mm (112 inches), the T410 can be rated up to 70 tonnes (GCM) making it suitable for PBS and tipper and dog operations.

The T410 offers a choice of three sleeper cab options, a 600mm aero, 760mm mid-roof and 860mm aero sleeper cab.

The PACCAR MX-13 is available in the T410 in either 460 or 510 horsepower ratings. 

New to the Kenworth range and first to be offered in the new T410 is the PACCAR transmission.

In partnership with transmission giant Eaton the new ‘auto’ has been engineered from the outset as an automated manual transmission rather than an enhanced constant mesh gear box.

The PACCAR transmission is a 12-speed and uses an aluminium main case and helical cut gearing. It has a torque capacity of 1,850 lb/ft and is rated to 50 tonnes GCM. For applications between 50 tonnes and 70 tonnes GCM, an Eaton Manual or UltraShift is available upon application.

“Feedback from customers with prototype T360 and T410 models has been extremely positive,” said Brad May, Director Sales and Marketing, PACCAR Australia. 

“Of paramount importance in delivering a new range is the need to maintain the exceptional performance, quality, durability and productivity for which Kenworth is renowned," he said.

"In combination with in-house design validation, the data and information gained from the real-world testing with customers in the Australian environment has delivered these outstanding new products.”

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