SAFETY BY DESIGN
When it comes to riding the road, safety isn’t just one more thing to think about – it’s everything.
It’s why we design and build every Kenworth cab using aircraft quality alloys for structural strength. It’s why our trucks give you outstanding visibility – forward, back and all around. It’s why we application engineer and manufacture here in Australia to suit local conditions and operations, put your controls within easy reach and balance all the components of your Kenworth with precision.
AT KENWORTH, PROTECTING THE DRIVER, VEHICLE, PAYLOAD AND OTHER ROAD USERS AGAINST UNEXPECTED HAZARDS, HAS ALWAYS BEEN A PARAMOUNT CONSIDERATION.
Ease of operation and the comfort of the driver are imperative to maintain the safety of the load and to protect other road users. Kenworth Business
Class interiors combine classic Kenworth styling with the highest standards of quality and safety in Cab design. The meticulously designed wrap-around
dash provides an unobstructed view of gauges and easy access to vital switches and controls. Smart Wheel fingertip access for engine brake and cruise functions deliver further driver confidence, comfort and control.
Optional items to even further safeguard driver well-being include:
- Hood and bullbar tilt assist
- Header tank sight glasses for critical level checks while keeping drivers safely on the ground
- High visibility grab handles and seat belts
- Enhanced illumination of step and landing areas
- The optional K200 Active Cab Entry system provides greater peace of mind for applications requiring frequent cab entry and exit
AUSTRALIAN MADE. WORLD’S BEST.
To meet the highest levels of reliability, safety and durability that underpin the Kenworth brand, to be Australian Made, World’s Best, we first cover millions of kilometres in the harshest Australian conditions, testing cooling, brakes, suspensions and every other component to the limit.
Our ongoing commitment to testing, research and development demonstrates our flexibility in adapting new technologies as they come to the fore, and help maintain Kenworth’s high standards of quality and safety. In turn, protecting the driver, vehicle, payload and other road users.
Stepping into the cab, the Daylite door design promotes safety and confidence with an excellent field of vision from the driver’s seat of both sides of the vehicle and the rear view mirrors.
The large one-piece or optional two-piece curved windscreen, offers a commanding view of the road ahead with excellent all round visibility through non-distorting laminated glass.
Additionally, west coast or aerodynamic-style rear vision mirrors are securely mounted to minimise vibration.
ENGINEERED TO PERFORM
A truck that is engineered to suit a specific application and environment will outperform the rest. Not having appropriate engine power, torque, gearing, axle ratios, braking system, wheels, tyres, and cooling management will compromise vehicle performance and safety. Handling and stability can be further impacted by not selecting the appropriate truck and trailer combinations for specific loads and environments.
We have you covered. Kenworth delivers the right truck for you.
ECE29 (CERTIFIED CAB STRENGTH)
Kenworth has its own test rig capable of testing to the internationally recognised cab strength standard ECEr/c29 and have obtained independent certification to those standards across the whole range of Australian-built Kenworths.
FRONT UNDERRUN PROTECTION SYSTEM (FUPS)
Designed to prevent a car from being trapped underneath the truck in the event of a frontal collision, factory fit FUPS are standard on all Kenworth models.
FUPS also help to protect against any damage to the truck’s steering, thus enabling the truck driver to stay in control.
KENWORTH ELECTRONIC BRAKE SAFETY SYSTEMS (EBSS)
Kenworth Electronic Brake Safety Systems (EBSS) further enhance vehicle control and accident avoidance, with a comprehensive list of options available to help you stay in control, even when braking in an emergency.
These include Bendix Electronic Stability Control, Wingman Fusion™ technology incorporating Active Cruise Control with Braking, Collision Mitigation with Autonomous Emergency Braking (AEB) and Lane Departure Warning.