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Kenworth adds option for second fuel tank

Jason Cannon June 28, 2013

Kenworth’s announced Friday it will offer an option of a second 45-gallon fuel tank on its K270 and K370 medium duty cabover trucks. 

The second rectangular fuel tank uses approximately 28 inches of frame space, clearance between the battery box and the fuel tank is nearly 5-1/2 inches, and from back of the cab to the back of fuel tank is just over 100 inches on the passenger side frame rail, Kenworth says.  

The second 45-gallon tank for the K270 and K370 is available with 19.5-inch tires and wheelbases of 166, 178, 190, 202, 214, 226 and 238 inches, or with 22.5-inch tires and wheelbases of 170, 182, 194, 206, 218, 230 and 242 inches. 

The Kenworth cabovers are for beverage distributors, pick-up and delivery, furniture, food processors and other urban delivery applications. 

The bumper to back of cab (BBC) of only 63.4 inches for the Kenworth cabovers – compared to a 106-inch BBC on medium duty conventionals – also provides plenty of room for a large van body.

Both the K270 and K370 are powered by a 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-7 engine with a standard 220-hp rating and 520 lb-ft of maximum torque. Optional ratings are 240-hp and 560 lb-ft of torque and 250-hp with 660 lb-ft of torque. Both models are available with Allison 5-speed transmissions.

Doug Powell, Kenworth medium duty marketing manager, say the second tank option was added to “give customers of longer regional hauls the ability to stretch out fill intervals.”

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