Commercial vehicle manufacturer, Kenworth Australia, has extended its product offering as it today announced the launch of the new T410SAR.
Heavily influenced by customer and driver feedback, the new Kenworth T410SAR combines, per the manufacturer, the best attributes of both a cab-over and conventional truck.
The features of the T410 have been taken and applied to this new model that offers the type of manoeuvrability and visibility associated with cab-over vehicles, a minimal overall length and the serviceability, ease of cab access and low-tare weight of a bonneted truck according to Kenworth.
Its versatility is notable. The T410SAR is available in rigid, single and multi-trailer combinations and is currently available in a 6x4 configuration.
Kenworth confirmed in a statement that Car carrier and 8x4 configurations will also be released later in 2020.
Rated at up to 70 tonnes GCM, the T410SAR is ideal for local and interstate distribution and suitable for Performance-Based Standards and other heavy-duty applications.
Designed with customer requirements in mind, the T410SAR has been conceived as the company's latest durable embodiment of whole of life value.
“Combining classic Kenworth styling with modern enhancements, the T410SAR complements the existing Kenworth product range and provides Australian and New Zealand customers with additional solutions for their application needs,” said Brad May, Director Sales and Marketing, PACCAR Australia.
“Of paramount importance in delivering new product is the need to maintain the exceptional performance, quality, durability and productivity for which Kenworth is renowned. Our extensive testing and validation process supports this, as does our own research and development, further enhancing product as innovations come to hand,” he said.
“First released in 2016, the T410SAR is the latest evolution of the T610 platform with 2.1m wide cab. Further development of the platform has enabled us to refine and enhance many key elements in the T410SAR.
“This development has allowed us to bring a product to market with all the Kenworth hallmarks and more,” said Noelle Parlier, Chief Engineer, PACCAR Australia.
Offering better weight distribution with its set-forward front axle and classic Kenworth styling, the T410SAR delivers bigger payloads, a superior driver environment, improved fuel economy and a greater choice of options.
According to Kenworth, the truck has been designed to provide for maximum payload under Australian regulations for 19m B-Double, most 19m Quad Dog applications and car carrier specifications, the T410SAR offers a shorter bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) length of 2,850mm.
Powered by the PACCAR MX-13, the T410SAR is available in either 460 or 510 horsepower variants. As the 12v MX-13 no longer requires 24v-12v inverters, the electrical architecture has been simplified, making it, according to Kenworth, cost-effective to service and maintain.
The PACCAR 12-speed, first offered in the T410, or Eaton 18-speed automated transmissions are offered given their seamless integration with the PACCAR 12v MX-13 engine. Both automated transmissions are operated via a transmission stalk controller mounted on the right hand side of the steering column.
With a torque capacity of 1850lbft and rated to 50 tonnes GCM, the 12-speed transmission is reportedly smoother. Like the PACCAR 12-speed transmission, the Eaton 18-speed UltraShift Plus transmission is available with a torque capacity of 1850lbft or 2050lbft and a rating of up to 70 tonnes GCM.
In addition to the full EBSS safety suite, the T410SAR offers improved ingress and egress for the driver, enhanced visibility within the cab and ergonomics.
The T410SAR is available with collision avoidance and mitigation technology. Active cruise with braking and lane departure warning are included on the suite of safety features.
For optimal driver appeal, the in-cab environment comes with a choice of premium traditional diamond pleat trim in a range of contemporary colours, or the smart new fleet spec trim.
The T410SAR also boasts 4 sleeper cab options, a 600mm aero, 760mm mid-roof, 860mm aero and for car carrier specifications, a new 600mm flat-roof sleeper due for release early in 2021.
“To develop a new product that meets the needs of our customers, consultation is paramount and is the foundation of its development," said May.
"Sharing many of the same attributes as the T410SAR, feedback from customers on the performance and handling of the T410 has been positive, including feedback received from customers with an integrated PACCAR Powertrain, incorporating the PACCAR MX-13 engine and 12-speed transmission. The same combination being made available in the T410SAR,” he added.