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Kenworth expands new T family

Kenworth expands new T family

NZ Truck & Driver News

 May 2019   
The Kenworth T series truck family has grown – with PACCAR Australia adding new T360 and T410 models to the T610 launched 18 months ago.

The two newcomers, launched in Australia in late March with the catchphrase "The Best in the Business," share the same 2.1-metre-wide cab as their big-brother T610.

The T610, says Kenworth, "heralded the beginning of a new era for Kenworth," with "more safety options, greater visibility, improved ergonomics and superior space than anything that has come before it."

Much of its focus was on driver comfort and ease of control – designers putting in three years of work to optimise the positioning of controls and displays for maximum driver friendliness.
Now, says PACCAR, it has taken the T610 cab's best features… "and applied them and more to the all-new T360 and T410."

The T410 has the PACCAR MX-13 engine, in 460 or 510 horsepower variants – the engine having "gained popularity and earned the respect of drivers and fleets alike" since it was introduced in the T409.

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The Kenworth T series truck family has grown – with PACCAR Australia adding new T360 and T410 models to the T610 launched 18 months ago.
The two newcomers, launched in Australia in late March with the catchphrase "The Best in the Business," share the same 2.1-metre-wide cab as their big-brother T610.
The T610, says Kenworth, "heralded the beginning of a new era for Kenworth," with "more safety options, greater visibility, improved ergonomics and superior space than anything that has come before it."
Much of its focus was on driver comfort and ease of control – designers putting in three years of work to optimise the positioning of controls and displays for maximum driver friendliness.
Now, says PACCAR, it has taken the T610 cab's best features… "and applied them and more to the all-new T360 and T410."
The T410 has the PACCAR MX-13 engine, in 460 or 510 horsepower variants – the engine having "gained popularity and earned the respect of drivers and fleets alike" since it was introduced in the T409.
The truck, targeted at vocational, regional and longhaul distribution in rigid, single or multi trailer setups, can be rated up to a 70-tonne GCM.
It has a new PACCAR 12-speed AMT, which the company says has "numerous industry firsts" – and integrates "seamlessly" with the MX-13 engine. It's controls are on a steering column stalk, not on the dash as in the T409. For applications above 50t, an Eaton manual or UltraShift are options.
The littlest-brother T360 comes with the Cummins ISLe5 engine, rated from 280-400hp, and either an Allison 3000 or 4000 series automatic transmission – also with Eaton manual or UltraShift options. 
The T360 and its T360A readymix concrete variant have a tight turning circle, are lighter and have a bumper to back of cab measurement that's 100mm shorter than their predecessor – making them "an ideal choice for high-capacity metropolitan applications."
The T360 comes in 6x4, 8x4 and 10x4 axle configurations.
Safety-wise, the T360 and T410 offer the full range of Kenworth electronic brake safety systems (EBSS) and improved cab access, with wide-opening doors, well-positioned grabhandles and evenly-placed and inclined steps. 
They can also be optioned with PACCAR's state-of-the-art collision avoidance and mitigation systems – the package including active cruise control with braking and lane departure warning.
There'll be a full report on the new Kenworths in the June issue of NZ Truck & Driver.  


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