Kenworth T-600

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Kenworth T-600
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From: 1984 To: 2007 (Approximately)
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Made in:
United States
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Conventional Cab
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Body on Frame
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2
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1
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Piston Engine
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Longitudinal
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Front Engine -> RWD
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Water Cooled
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Diesel
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The Kenworth T-600 (also known as the Anteater) was an aerodynamic semi truck first launched in 1984. Paccar began design work in 1980, predicting that the shrinking margins in trucking would require more aerodynamic designs. The T-600A arrived just at the right time, propelling Paccar into the runner up spot in heavy truck sales while coming in only sixth or seventh place in terms of absolute capacity. By 1986 it represented 40 per cent of Kenworth's tractor sales, despite being considerably pricier than the conventional W-900.

The T-600A was replaced by the T-600B in late 1994. The T-600 was in turn replaced by the T-660 in 2008.

As with most class 8 trucks, it could be custom ordered to your specifications. Not hauling heavy loads? Pulling doubles, don't need/want a tandem axle? No problem. Want a longer wheelbase? Okay. Hauling heavy/oversize loads, need a tri-axle? Yep, you could do that. Not going to be gone overnight, don't want a sleeper? No problem. Engine, transmission, axles all could be ordered. Want a Caterpillar engine? They could do that. Perfer Cummins? Just say so. All this means their was no set/specific horsepower, number of cylinders, weight/wheelbase, etc. for the model. It was what the customer ordered. Class 8 trucks are not the same as cars.

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