T659 - RELIABLE AND TOUGH
The T659 has the versatility and power to operate in applications ranging from general freight to logging, mining or livestock haulage, on or off the highway in single or multiple trailer configurations. Supreme performance combined with comfort and safety makes the T659 one of the most versatile trucks on or off the road.
The distinctive sloping bonnet of the T659 gives excellent visibility and the drop front frame enables room for a large radiator providing exceptional cooling in the most arduous of conditions. The T659 is available in a 6×4, 8×4 and 8×6 configuration.
AT A GLANCE
CONFIGURATION: 6×4 / 8×4 / 8×6
ENGINE: Cummins X15 Euro 5 -485/500/525/550/600 hp
TRANSMISSION: Manual / Automated Manual Transmission (AMT)
SUSPENSION: Front – Taper Leaf, Multi Leaf / Rear – Airbag, Mechanical
CAB: Day Cab / 28″ Flat Roof Sleeper / 36″ Mid Roof Recessed Back or Aero Roof Sleeper with Flat or Recessed Back / 50″ Aero Roof Sleeper
HARDY AND VERSATILE
With its distinctive slopping bonnet, the T659 features a drop front frame, enabling room for a large radiator and long-range high performance engine. Available in 6×4, 8×4 and 8×6 configurations and a variety of sleeper options, the T659 features a set-back steer axle for improved turn circle.
CHASSIS FRAME LAYOUT
To suit your needs, Kenworth trucks offer customised wheelbases and frame layouts. We can optimise the frame layout design for maximum fuel capacity, durability and provision for auxiliary frame mounted equipment
Together with the frame layout we have an extensive range of fuel tanks for a variety of applications. Polished aluminium tanks are standard for weight saving, or you can select steel tanks for more demanding applications.
The T659 is powered by the Cummins X15 Euro 5 engine available in a range of horsepower and torque ratings up to 600 hp and 2050 lb-ft. The X15 features Advanced Dynamic Efficient Powertrain Technology (ADEPT) — a suite of electronic features that interact with Eaton automated manual transmissions, dynamically adapting to operating conditions to enhance fuel economy with no impact on productivity. Manual transmissions are also available in the T659.
THE DRIVER IS KEY TO THE INTERIOR DESIGN OF THE T659.
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 twopiece curved windscreen, offers a commanding view of the road ahead with excellent all round visibility.
A wrap-around instrument panel allows easy access to controls and features an optional adjustable steering column and a “Smart Wheel” with fingertip controls, for vital operating functions including engine brake and cruise control.
The overhead console includes two storage compartments with provision for vehicle information displays and radios.
The cab interior features high quality “soft plush” upholstery in the traditional studded pattern, available in a choice of colours. And a range of premium seats, further enhance driver comfort and safety.
With a selection of sleeper options to utilise during rest periods, you can make full use of the cab using the wrap-around privacy curtain.
The cab interior features high quality “soft plush” upholstery in the traditional studded pattern, available in a range of colours.
WHEN IT COMES TO RIDING THE ROAD, SAFETY ISN’T JUST ONE MORE THING TO THINK ABOUT – IT’S EVERYTHING
At Kenworth, protecting the driver, vehicle, payload, and other road users against unexpected hazards has always been a paramount consideration. Safety is built into every truck through Application Engineering, a design approach that also delivers optimal payloads, reliability and productivity.
Aside from providing the optimal drivers’ environment to aid with vehicle control, Kenworth interiors combine classic Kenworth styling with the highest standards of cab ergonomics and safety. The 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.
Kenworth Electronic Brake Safety Systems (EBSS) further enhance vehicle control and accident avoidance, with a comprehensive list of options available including Electronic Stability, Active Cruise Control with Braking and Lane Departure Warning.
Optional items to even further safeguard driver well-being include:
- High visibility grab handles and seat belts
- Enhanced illumination of step and landing areas, increasing visibility
- Ground based fluid check.
AN ONGOING COMMITMENT TO INNOVATION AND SAFETY
Kenworth’s commitment to ongoing research, design and engineering capability demonstrates our flexibility in adapting new technologies as they come to the fore.
Kenworth tests numerous advancements to identify and incorporate into production the best innovations to improve safety, environmental performance and productivity.