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What are some features of a Kenworth T2000?

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Standard features of a Kenworth T2000 truck, such as the 2009 models, include engine sizes ranging from 13 liters to 15 liters that deliver up to 600 horsepower, and a 7-foot wide cab with a 30-inch space between the seats. Daylite doors, a large windshield and a sloped hood enhance vehicle visibility. The 60- and 75-inch cab vinyl sleeper models have a wide-open design, air conditioning, driver and passenger sun visors, and carpeted kick panels on the upholstered door pads.

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Kenworth's Class 8, heavy duty T2000 has a 59-inch taperleaf spring suspension, power steering, a set-back front axle with a capacity of 12,000 to 14,000 pounds, and a rear axle capacity of 23,000 to 46,000 pounds. The 60-inch and 75-inch models have door courtesy lights, black rubber floor mats and 42-by-80 inch lower bunks that drivers or passengers can lift. The 75-inch models offer additional features such as magazine racks, sleeper curtains, and storage and television installation packages.

Kenworth designed the T2000 truck based on extensive input it solicited from drivers, owner/operators, fleet owners and maintenance managers beginning in 1992. The company introduced the truck in 1997. Kenworth developed some of the truck features in response to drivers' feedback, such as the need to see more of their surroundings so that they can react faster under threatening circumstances.

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