A New Concept in Cab-Over-Engine Truck Design 751017

IN 1973, AN EXPERIMENTAL C.O.E. class eight highway vehicle was designed and built by Kenworth Truck Company to evaluate market impact generated by a unique looking vehicle. Various design aspects as related to driver comfort and associated component development are presented.
To provide separate sleeping accommodations for two people, total cab height from current production models was increased by 22 inches. This increase was also used to develop a roof contour with esthetic valve and moderate air flow characteristics to the extent possible. In addition, a brief summary of actual road testing is presented.


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