Kenworth Truck Company builds premium commercial trucks for sale in the U.S., Canada, Mexico, Australia and for export throughout the world. One of the most talked about models for 2011 is the T700. It features the lowest aerodynamic drag of any truck in Kenworth’s history.
At the core of the 2011 T700 is the highly-efficient, clean-running 12.9-liter 2010 PACCAR MX engine producing 380 to 485 horsepower and up to 1,750 foot-pounds of torque. The PACCAR MX is designed for maximum fuel economy and features lightweight high-strength components.
According to the manufacturer, The PACCAR MX has near-zero emissions due to a combination of exhaust gas recirculation and Selective Catalytic Reduction, effectively meeting the EPA 2010 emission regulations.
A diesel-exhaust fluid tank and the combo diesel particulate filter and SCR chamber are folded into the passenger step. Exhaust is single horizontal. Transmission is Eaton’s automated mechanical two-pedal clutch with a 10-speed UltraShift Plus. The 2011 T700 is driven by Eaton axles — 3.70-to-one Dana Spicer DSP41 on a 40,000-pound Ag400L suspension — borrowed from the Peterbilt line. The truck has a Kenworth air-ride AG130 and Bendix disc-braked Dana Spicer E-13221 steer axle rated for 13,200 pounds — the industry standard.
Styling and Features
The 2011 T700’s hood, fenders, headlamps, windshield, roof, bumper and fairings are integrated into the design, providing the lowest aerodynamic drag of any Kenworth truck, according to the manufacturer. The truck’s bumper and chassis fairings are fashioned from thermal plastic olefin for improved impact resistance. Bumpers and fairings do not need to be painted and are available in painted or non-painted versions. The hood is comprised of three pieces, along with a two-piece aero bumper, all designed to reduce the time and cost of repair. The hood features a ball-and-socket closing system
The grill is made of corrosion-resistant aluminum wire mesh and provides protection for the cooling system components.
Three lengths of chassis fairings are available to meet individual requirements: wheel to wheel, three-quarter to accommodate APU installation or under the cab. The 2011 T700 features halogen projector headlamps. Turn signals are LED, as are the flush-mounted marker lights in the roofline for optimum visibility.
Cab and Sleeper Features and Comfort
The inside of the cab has an 8-foot cathedral ceiling with 30 inches of space between the seats. Features include 60-cubic-feet of storage, a slide-out desk, full-length hanging closet, xenon incandescent lighting, an optional drawer-style refrigerator and TV mount for a 16-inch flat-panel.
The cab features multiplexed instrumentation NavPlus navigation system is optional. Standard cab appointments include vinyl seating, pleated upholstered headliner, upholstered door pads with carpeted kick panels, door courtesy lights, black rubber floor mat, driver and passenger sun-visors, heater, defroster and air-conditioning.
The sleeper shares many of the same flooring and upholstered surfaces as the cab with wall-to-wall carpet, wood-grain accents, a 42-inch by 80-inch lift-able lower bunk, magazine rack on the rear wall above the lower bunk and a standard storage package.
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