The versatile new Kenworth T470 merges just the right mix of brain and brawn to forge a whole new class at the heavy end of what is usually termed “medium duty.” It’s the ideal workhorse solution for snowplow, and other heavy front-axle vocational and municipal applications that require full parent rail extensions. Available in GVW ratings from 33,000 lbs to 68,000 lbs, the T470 features modern styling, superior ergonomics, and a fuel efficient powertrain – all, in a robust chassis design meant to deliver a lot more value over the long haul. With full parent rail extensions providing maximum resistance to bending moment (RBM) from one end of the rail to the other, the T470 supplies a solid and durable mounting platform for hydraulic pumps, winches, front stabilizers and snow plows. Front axles are rated from 12,000 to 22,000 lbs., single rear axles from 21,000 to 30,000 lbs., and tandem rear axles from 40,000 to 46,000 lbs. allowing for GVW rating from 33,000 lbs to 68,000 lbs. Powerplant choices include the powerful yet low cost of ownership PACCAR PX-8 engine rated to 350 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque or the Cummins ISL engine with 380 hp and 1,300 lb-ft of torque. Featuring a set-back front axle, a tight turning radius and an optional automatic transmission, the T470 is agile, comfortable and easy to drive for new and experienced drivers alike – even in congested urban situations. Standard equipment includes best-in-class forward lighting with Halogen projector headlamps, a 3-piece aluminum or box steel bumper, multiplexed dash incorporating Kenworth’s Driver Information Center and a productive, doghouse-free premium interior. Optionally, Kenworth offers its spacious Extended Day Cab with an additional six inches of length and five inches of cab height, high intensity discharge (HID) lighting, cab air suspension, factory-installed power take-off (PTO) and one lift axle.