Kenworth To Showcase W900S Natural Gas Mixer Truck at World of Concrete

KIRKLAND, Wash., Jan. 16, 2012 – Kenworth’s latest vocational product line for ready mix operators and construction businesses will be on display at the annual World of Concrete Show Jan. 23-27 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.

Kenworth’s World of Concrete booth (C5413) will feature a four-truck lineup devoted to mixer trucks this year.


Leading the way is the Kenworth W900S natural gas mixer, which is equipped with the Cummins Westport 8.9-liter ISL G engine, Allison 4500RDS 6-speed automatic transmission and McNeilus Bridgemaster mixer body. Rated at 320 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, the ISL G uses a maintenance-free, three-way catalyst and is 2010 EPA and CARB compliant without the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology or a diesel particulate filter (DPF).

Next is a T800 short hood mixer with 12.9-liter PACCAR MX engine rated at 405 hp and 1,450 ft-lb of torque and Allison 4500RDS 6-speed automatic transmission. The PACCAR MX engine is available with a horsepower range of 380-hp to 485-hp and torque up to 1,750 lb-ft on selected Kenworth Class 8 models. Combined with excellent fuel efficiency, high reliability and durability, lightweight design, and low cost of ownership, the PACCAR MX engine is an ideal choice for Kenworth customers operating in vocational applications.

The remaining trucks – a pair of W900S mixers – utilize a Cummins ISL9 engine with Eaton RTO14909ALL manual transmission and Cummins ISX11.9 engine with Eaton UltraShift® Plus 9ALL-VMS manual transmission, respectively.

“Kenworth’s green trucks continue to gain interest among vocational customers, and the W900S natural gas mixer that we’re showcasing at this year’s World of Concrete is leading the way,” said Alan Fennimore, Kenworth vocational marketing manager. “Kenworth offers a wide range of chassis configurations that will work with either standard or bridge formula style mixer bodies. Kenworth’s vocational market share was strong in 2011 and we expect that to continue in 2012.”

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® 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, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth is also the recipient of the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at http://www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.

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