Truck front engine power take off option

Kenworth introduces front engine power take-off option for Kenworth T800 truck.

Kirkland, Wash., September 20, 2010—Kenworth Truck Co. has introduced a new front engine power take-off (FEPTO) option for the Kenworth T800. The Kenworth T800 FEPTO is designed and well-suited for municipal and vocational fleets that require a front engine PTO for snowplow, dump, mixer, refuse, crane and other applications. This T800 configuration also provides a front-frame extension for applications requiring front-mounted equipment, such as hydraulic rams or hose reels.

The Kenworth T800 FEPTO utilizes a new hood designed to provide an increase in cooling module size without having to raise the cab height. The grille is mounted to the 1,440 square-inch radiator in a fixed position. This allows the hood to be tilted for daily under-hood inspections and helps prevent the grille from bumping the snowplow, pump or other front frame-mounted equipment.

The larger cooling module also provides additional horsepower. The T800 FEPTO is offered with the 2010 PACCAR MX engine up to 485 hp and the 2010 Cummins ISX11.9 up to 425 hp. The truck can be specified with Allison automatic or Eaton manual and UltraShift Plus transmissions.

The extended front frame rails are available in sizes of 10-3/4 inches by 3/8 inch, 11-5/8 inches by 3/8 inch and 10-11/16 inches by 1/2 inch with a 66-inch and 73-inch bumper setting. An optional front engine PTO, crankshaft-driven adapter can be ordered to power the front engine PTO driveshaft.

Kenworth’s FEPTO lineup also includes the Kenworth T470 powered by the PACCAR PX-8 or Cummins ISL engines which offer up to 380 hp, and the C500 available with the Cummins ISX15 up to 600 hp.

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