Kenworth T600

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Kenworth T600
1995 Kenworth T600B Aerocab 6x4 Class 8 tractor.jpg
1995 Kenworth T600B
Overview
Manufacturer Kenworth
Production 1985-2007
Body and chassis
Body style

Conventional

  • Day cab
  • Sleeper cab
Chronology
Successor T660

The Kenworth T600 (also known as an Anteater)[1] was an aerodynamic semi truck.

The T600 was a radical shift in truck design compared to its cousin the W900 (from which it was based). The major difference between the two was the massive aerodynamic face lift the T600 received, which resulted in up to 22% better fuel economy due to decreased drag.[2]

History[edit]

Design for the T600 began in the mid 1970s (during the 1973 oil crisis) with Paccar researchers experimenting with wax models in wind tunnels. The original T600A was replaced by the smoother T600B in late 1994, this model has a curved windshield (which also found its way into the W900 lineup). Sometime in 1995 turn signals were added to the rear facing portion of the front fenders. Then, in 1997, the front fenders were changed for replaceable units rather than being molded in one piece with the bonnet. The T600 was replaced by the Kenworth T660 for 2008, which featured smoother styling.[2]

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