Kenworth Offers Extended Protection Plans for 2013 PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 Engines


WEBWIRE – Monday, December 10, 2012

KIRKLAND, Wash. - Kenworth now offers Extended Protection Plans for the new 2013 PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 engines.

The 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-7 delivers superior performance, minimizes operational costs and maximizes uptime for medium duty customers. The engine has a standard base warranty of 2 years with no mileage limit.

The 8.9-liter PACCAR PX-9 possesses one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in its class with heavy duty features such as replaceable wet liners, roller cam followers, bypass oil filtration and targeted piston-cooling. The engine has a standard base warranty of 2 years or 250,000 miles, whichever comes first.

Kenworth offers two extended warranty protection plans with each offering a total of 20 different duration and mileage combinations. In addition, there are 9 engine aftertreament options available in conjunction with Protection Plan 1 only. Overall, extended warranty coverages range from 3 to 7 years and from 100,000 to 300,000 miles.

“The PACCAR PX-7 and PX-9 Extended Protection Plans provide customers with additional security once the base engine warranty expires,” said Doug Powell, Kenworth medium duty marketing manager. “Kenworth offers numerous options, which enables truck fleets and operators to easily select an extended warranty plan that meets their specific applications and needs.”

The PACCAR PX-7 engine is available for Kenworth’s medium duty conventional and cabover line-up. The engine offers ratings of 200 to 325-hp and up to 750 lb-ft of torque for the Kenworth T170, T270 and T370. For the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers, PACCAR PX-7 ratings are 220-hp /520 lb-ft, 240-hp/560 lb-ft and 250-hp/660 lb-ft.

The PACCAR PX-9 engine is available for Kenworth medium and heavy duty trucks, including the Kenworth T270, T370, T440, T470 and W900S. The PACCAR PX-9 offers ratings from 260 to 380 hp and provides up to 1,250 lb-ft of torque. The engine delivers the durability and efficiency necessary to help lower operating expenses, reduce maintenance and increase productivity.

For more information, contact your Kenworth dealer or www.kenworth.com.

Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company’s dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth also received the “Highest in Customer Satisfaction with Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service, Two Years in a Row”, according to the J.D. Power and Associates 2011-2012 Heavy Duty Truck Customer Satisfaction StudiesSM. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.



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