Kenworth Introduces T470 Body Builder Manual


KIRKLAND, Wash., September 8, 2009 ‘ Kenworth Truck Company has produced a Kenworth T470 Body Builder Manual to help support body builder installations on the new T470 truck model. The Kenworth T470, which recently went into production, is for snowplow, dump, mixer, winch, refuse, and other heavy front-axle vocational and municipal applications.

The Kenworth T470 Body Builder Manual features detailed information on vehicle dimensions, ride heights, suspension layouts, ground and power take-off (PTO) clearances, and frame layouts available for the T470. The T470 manual contains sections on safety and compliance, dimensions, body mounting, frame modifications, electrical system and routings.

The Kenworth T470 has a gross vehicle rating (GVW) ranging from a heavy Class 7 vehicle at 33,000 lbs. up to a light Class 8 truck at 68,000 lbs. The new model features a 9-liter Cummins ISL engine with 345 hp and 1,150 lb-ft of torque, and a range of manual and automatic transmissions. The vehicle offers full parent rail extensions, delivering maximum resistance to bending moment (RBM) from one end of the rail to the other. Front axles are rated from 12,000 to 22,000 lbs., single rear axles from 21,000 to 26,000 lbs., and tandem rear axles from 40,000 to 46,000 lbs.
The more than 100-page Kenworth T470 Body Builder Manual is useful when specifying a vehicle, especially when the body builder is involved in the vehicle definition and ordering process. Professional body builders often provide valuable information that may help reduce the cost of the body installation.

Contact your Kenworth dealer to obtain a copy of the manual, or visit the special New Kenworth T470 section at, and click under body builder manual.

Kenworth is a leader in providing quality vocational trucks, including dumps, mixers and heavy haulers, which offer outstanding performance and low cost ownership.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best(R) heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, medium duty diesel-electric hybrids, liquefied natural gas trucks, and the Kenworth Clean Power(R) no-idle system. This year, Kenworth became the first truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, Kenworth is the recipient of the 2009 J.D. Power and Associates awards for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for both Over the Road Segment and Pickup and Delivery Segment Class 8 Trucks, and for Heavy Duty Dealer Service. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.


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