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Kenworth C500 gets larger cooling module, hood facelift


Tuesday, April 27, 2010
The new 2010 C500 hood, which is available either in fiberglass or extremely durable sheet metal, accommodates the new 1,780-square inch cooling module.
The new 2010 C500 hood, which is available either in fiberglass or extremely durable sheet metal, accommodates the new 1,780-square inch cooling module.

KIRKLAND, Wash. — The rugged Kenworth C500 vocational model has received a new, larger cooling module and hood facelift for 2010, the company has announced.

The C500, which is designed to handle heavy loads over rough terrain, is ideal for demanding applications, including heavy haul, oilfield services, coal mining and construction, company officials said, noting that the increased size of the cooling module enhances the C500’s ability to cool in harsh environments, ranging from desert sands to high-altitude stationary applications.

 The new 2010 C500 hood, which is available either in fiberglass or extremely durable sheet metal, accommodates the new 1,780-square inch cooling module.

This improved cooling capacity allows Kenworth to offer the C500 across-the-board for gross combination weights (GCW) up to 200,000 pounds, Kenworth said., adding that the increase also allows stationary pumping with the maximum horsepower and torque available, which is 600-hp and 2,050 pounds-foot, respectively.

The C500 is available with a standard day cab, Kenworth Extended Day Cab, 38-inch AeroCab FlatTop sleeper and 42-inch modular sleeper.

The Kenworth Extended Day Cab enhances driver comfort with an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height compared to Kenworth’s traditional day cab.

The Extended Day Cab also offers two more inches behind the wheel, additional leg room, up to 21 degrees of recline in the driver’s seat and two extra cubic feet of storage behind the driver’s seat.

The Trucker staff can be reached to comment on this article at editor@thetrucker.com.

 

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