Monday, March 4, 2013

Feature Big Rig: Kenworth C500

I like to blog about specific trucks because I learn a lot about these trucks I write about, which was the initial reason for me starting this blog in the first place ... to learn about big rigs! (And boy have I ever!!  Just by writing this particular article, I've learned what FEPTO is ;-)) hehe

So, for a first featured truck today, I figured that since I made this bad boy the star of my new heading on my blog,  I owe it some time in the spotlight!
This Kenworth C500 caught my attention, it looks nice and solid with it's big, clunky tires and smart design.
As red and shiny as this one is, it would almost be a shame to put it to work, but that's what this truck was born to do so no doubt, it'll enjoy it! :)
The C500 is not a new model from Kenworth, however it has received a little makeover.

The following information comes pretty much directly from the Kenworth C500 brochure. I tend to like to write things myself in this blog, but in this case, why reinvent the wheel (or regurgitate a perfectly good brochure).

Remains the same:  Standard day cab, 42" flat top sleeper cab
New: Extended day cab and 38" AeroCab flat top sleeper cab

Extended Day Cab
-Additional cab length and enhanced driver comfort.
-6" increased belly room and 5" increased head room.
-Seat reclines up to 21 degrees; 17 degrees at max rear slide position.
-Over 2 cubic feet additional in-cab storage .
-Easily accessed from driver or passenger side.
-Increased space for outerwear, safety equipment, and record keeping materials.

38” AeroCab FlatTop Sleeper
-More versatile then the day cab
-Structure: aluminum and fiberglass construction.
-Compact with plenty of headroom
-Liftable bunk with a 24in x 78in tilt up mattress, over-and-under bunk storage, a full headliner, insulated
rubber floor mats, vented access doors, swivel reading light, lockable luggage compartments and a separate sleeper control console.
-available with either Diamond or Splendor interior.

Larger Cooling Module
-Reduces weight and allows for increased air-flow.
-Module fins are now made of aluminum rather than copper-brass.
-Used across the board in all C500 applications with either new wide fiberglass or sheet metal hoods, or optional FEPTO.
-With FEPTO the parent frame rail has a small cutout to allow for the
cooling module installation.

2 New Hoods- fiberglass and sheet metal
-accommodate the 1780 square inch cooling module that allows for increased cooling capacity.
-Increased cooling capacity improves stationary horsepower capability to 600 hp and Gross Combination Weights without application approval to 200,000 lbs.

-Twin Steer axle configurations available, shown here:

Again, I'm not affiliated with Kenworth in any way, I just like their trucks a lot, so I put them in my blog a lot :)  I promise to vary it, I'll feature someone else's truck next time!

1 comment:

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