Success in the hard-nosed business of moving goods from Point A to Point B means never again having to choose between a vehicle that’s a pleasure to drive and one that’s profitable to operate. Since the day it was introduced, the W900 has set the standard for long-haul power, performance and reliability.
With its precise Kenworth fit and finish, the W900 makes a bold statement on the road. Inside, the W900 is luxurious, from its commanding driver's view to its traditional diamond upholstery.W900 Brochure | Learn More About the W900
When you've arrived, there’s only one choice to make; Kenworth W900.
The perfect fusion of cutting-edge technologies, expert engineering and classic styling. It just doesn't get any better than this. From the day it was introduced, the W900 reflected a dramatic departure in heavy-duty trucks. It brought the road to life for drivers and owners alike. Set the pace in long-haul performance, reliability, ease of maintenance, productivity and sheer luxury.
Combined ready-for-anything functionality with beautifully aesthetic design like never before. And proved as comfortable behind the wheel as it was on the bottom line. Since then, our job has been to carefully – and continually – refine the W900 without changing what made it great.
Today, few things in business exceed expectations quite like a Kenworth long-nosed conventional. Fewer still continue to excite and inspire successive generations of drivers. For many, a W900 is the ultimate goal. And no wonder. In a world of copycats, knockoffs and unrelenting parity, this is an original – a rare piece of individuality you can call your own.
Kenworth W900, A highvalue – real world – solution.
When you drive a Kenworth W900, you own the immediate vicinity. It is a look. It is a sound. It is the undeniable recognition of your achievement. After all, who could ignore the sheer presence of Kenworth's W900L – with 130 inches from bumper to back-of-cab, one of the longest of long-nosed conventionals. or miss the personalized message so clearly reflected in customized brightwork, hand-stitched upholstery and soul-stirring dual chromed stacks. Who wouldn't gaze with envy at a hand-masked, hand-finished paint job that exhibits a luster so deep you can see it for miles, or fail to appreciate the exclusive styling of a Kenworth AeroCab® or Studio Sleeper.
A W900 blends the choices you make, from powertrain to paint scheme, with Kenworth's right-the-first-time manufacturing integrity. The result is the best-engineered, hardest-working, most luxuriously comfortable, downright awe-inspiring truck we know how to build. Kenworth W900. No matter where it goes, it won't go unnoticed.
Like the very best of classic American design, Kenworth one that embraces elegance, proportion and a perfectly natural integration of man and machine. Inside a W900, it’s easy to understand why so many professionals would prefer to turn the key on a Kenworth than any other truck.
Deep, luxurious machine-stitched Diamond-and-button upholstery surrounds you with a rich-looking interior of unsurpassed comfort. Fully adjustable Air Cushion Premium Plus seats have been orthopedically contoured for lateral and lumbar support. The state-of-the-art dash features multiplexed electronic instrumentation, all the gauge options you want, and large, easy-to-reach switches and controls.
In-cab storage includes a convenient place to put your thermos; upholstered seat back pockets; slide-in logbook and pen holder; center console with drink holders, two 12-volt outlets and a perfect spot to place your cell phone and more.
Designed to tackle any job
Custom-engineered from bumper to taillight, the W900 comes almost any way you want it. Spec it lean for payload-hungry applications – selecting from a multitude of weight-saving options. Or order it decked out with factory-installed, signature-setting Kenworth exclusives such as polished battery boxes, tool boxes and fuel tanks. Stainless cowl-mounted air cleaners. Dual polished vertical exhaust stacks. Lighted trim panels. Roof-mounted lamps and horns. 86” Studio Sleeper. You name it. Maybe you need a truck with some serious backbone. Dump truck. Mixer. Lowboy. Logger. W900. Your design choices encompass the latest technologies and a spectrum of proven heavy-duty components for GCWs to 200,000 pounds or more. The highest horsepower engines. Front axles up to 18,000 pounds. Liftable pusher and tag axles. Single, tandem and tridem drives. Numerous transmission options, including auxiliaries. Rear engine PTOs. Dual power steering. Center front tow hook. And a wide range of steel frame selections – with up to two inserts.
Whether you choose a workhorse-rugged, yet way-above standard Splendor interior or the custom look of a Diamond upholstery package, the inside of a Kenworth has been designed to help those behind the wheel operate at their absolute best. Perform at peak efficiency. And rest in an environment that brings them closer to home.
Tour a Kenworth Studio Sleeper, or one of our AeroCab sleepers. Note the consummate balance between business and pleasure. The thoughtful, convenient and productive layout. The creative and elegant interior appointments. All handcrafted to the same exacting standard we use to build the rest of your Kenworth W900. Then imagine the pride you’d feel knowing you’ve been given the keys to The World’s Best® truck. That sense of pride is one of the reasons Kenworth trucks last longer, work harder and bring more at trade-in. And one of the reasons Kenworth operators keep their best drivers.
It’s a real bonus when your truck can be made to fit this good.
Like those old work boots you’ve worn for so many long days they feel like part of your feet, your W900 comes formed to fit your lifestyle requirements. In fact, Kenworth still builds all its own sleepers, so you can be assured that the living environment receives the same painstaking attention to detail you'll find in the business end of your truck. Like the cab, your sleeper is built to go the distance, with fiberglass and aluminum combining in a Huckbolted design for long-lived, low-maintenance, weather-tight construction. Bulkhead-type doors add strength to the structure. Inside, you get a rich-looking, cab-matching interior that is handcrafted and packed with features that bring an extra measure of comfort to life on the road. Want a top-of-the line sound system? Rear sleeper window? A cabinet with drawers or under-bunk drawers in your AeroCab? No problem. After all, it’s your Kenworth.
There are as many ways to individualize a W900 as there are individuals who own one.
When you spend more time on the road than you do at home, your truck should be something special. And no other truck in the world lives up to that criteria better than a Kenworth W900, You start with a timeless heavy truck design. Then you add your own unique signature, choosing from a long list of first-class including many Kenworth exclusives.
The W900 is built on a proven platform cleverly engineered so that the deeper you look, the more there is to appreciate.
It’s easy to be attracted by the pure pleasure of owning the best, most prestigious truck on the road. But there’s even more beauty under the skin – in the form of day in, day out dependability, mechanical integrity and longevity.
Take the cab as just one example. Legendary for its toughness, a Kenworth combines aluminum and fiberglass in an assembly that’s practically corrosion-proof. Huckbolts hold all the pieces together with a clamping force six times greater than rivets, so the cab’s strong, tight and more rattle-free.
Then there are all the little things you might not notice that help keep big things from going wrong. Wiring and plumbing bundled together and mounted high in the frame, safe from chafing, road salts or washing acids. Threaded steel shackle pins and bushings to extend suspension life and improve steering. Constant torque hose clamps. Radiator tie rods mounted to frame – not the cab – for longer radiator life. And so much more.
It’s this kind of attention to detail that keeps you moving ahead. Day in, day out.
When it comes to maintenance on a W900, Kenworth's philosophy can be summed up in three words: easier and faster.
Tip the hood to see what we mean. The engine sits high in the frame and totally ahead of the cab for complete access. You can check fluid levels and change fuel, oil and water filters while standing on the ground – not on a tire. The heater/air conditioner motor, electrical master connectors, windshield wiper motor and washer reservoir are all on the firewall for easier repair.
Now take a close look at the engine cooling system. On a W900, it incorporates straight sections of reinforced rubber hose that are more readily available and much less expensive to replace than preformed hoses, along with steel elbows that are good for a lifetime of service. Even the electrical system – a maintenance headache for most operators – has been designed for durability and streamlined troubleshooting. Multiplexed instrumentation greatly simplifies cab wiring which is further color-coded and numbered for easy circuit tracing. Quick-to-fix engineering features like these can mean a lot less downtime, shop time and money out of your pocket.
Heavy Duty Support
The reliability and money making potential of your business relies on the dependability of your support system — another great reason to invest in a Kenworth.
The minute you take delivery of your Kenworth, you gain 24/7 access to one of the most extensive and reliable parts and service organizations in the trucking industry. People who know your truck inside out and can show you how to lower operating expenses, maximize uptime, optimize truck performance and profit from your investment. Comprehensive preventive maintenance programs, expedited servicing, complimentary roadside assistance and cost management service cards are among the valuable programs available through Kenworth PremierCare ®.
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