Kenworth W900

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Kenworth W900
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Overview
Manufacturer Kenworth Truck Company
Production North America
Australia
Model years 1961–present[1]
Body and chassis
Class Class 8 truck
Body style Truck (bonneted cab)
Layout 4x2
6x4
Related Kenworth T600
Powertrain
Engine Diesel
Transmission Manual
Automatic

The W900 is a Kenworth Class 8 truck model, known for its long-nose style.

The engine sizes for the W900 range from 9 liters to 16 liters, and it accommodates up to a 625-horsepower engine. The W900 has front axles from 12,000 to 22,000 lb ratings, and rear axles from 23,000-lb single to 58,000-lb tandems. The "W" stands for "Worthington".[1]

T600[edit]

A much more aerodynamic truck based on the W900 was made by Kenworth: the T600. Introduced in 1986, this model had up to 22% better fuel economy over the W900.[2] The T600 was not intended as a direct successor to the W900, and as such, KW sold the two models alongside each other. The T600 was sold from 1986 until its replacement in 2008 by the Kenworth T660.

Pop Culture[edit]

The W900 appeared in the movie Smokey and the Bandit, driven by country singer Jerry Reed. In M.A.S.K. a W900 and K100 named Rhino and Bulldog are vehicles in the show.

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "Kenworth Builds Plants and Offers Two New Models—1959–1965". PACCAR Inc. Archived from the original on 2006-10-28. 
  2. ^ Needed

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