Trucks can be factory ordered with power take off option

Kenworth announces transfer case power take-off option package on all-wheel drive medium duty trucks.

Kirkland, Wash.—Kenworth Truck Co. has announced that its all-wheel drive Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models now can be factory-ordered with a power take-off option (PTO) on the two-speed transfer case.

“Kenworth is the first in the industry to offer a factory-installed PTO output drive on the transfer case on a medium duty chassis,” said Judy McTigue, Kenworth’s director of marketing planning and research. “This is a great option for our vocational customers who want to run their body-mounted equipment with a PTO. It’s a cost and time saver too. Those operating other brand trucks must purchase an aftermarket retro kit, which can be costly and time consuming.”

The PTO output drive, which is located on the upper rear of the transfer case, comes with shift control interlocks to help safeguard PTO operation. When specified with an Allison transmission, a special split shift PTO programming package is included to help ensure maximum system protection and effectiveness when shifting in and out of PTO mode.

The new PTO, which produces up to 2,200 ft-lbs of torque using 250 hp, runs up to 3,500 rpm. It is available for the all-wheel drive Kenworth T270 and T370 with a PACCAR PX-6 or PACCAR PX-8 engine and a front drive axle rated from 10,000 lbs. to 16,000 lbs.

Kenworth’s quality medium duty products, combined with excellent dealer support, contributed to Kenworth receiving the 2010 J.D. Power and Associates award for “Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Medium Duty Truck Dealer Service.”

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