Kenworth Truck Co. says it is expanding its line of green products by offering the Cummins Westport ISX12 G, a heavy-duty natural gas engine for use in regional haul, vocational and refuse markets. This new engine requires a single fuel source and can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG).
The ISX12 G will be available with the Kenworth T660, Kenworth T800, Kenworth T800 short hood, and Kenworth W900S. The ISX12 G will come with a range of ratings to 400 hp and 1,450 ft-lbs of torque, optional engine brake, and manual and automatic transmission capability.
“We think the ISX12 G really opens the door for many operators in regional, refuse and pickup and delivery applications to consider natural-gas-powered engines as a viable choice for an engine platform,” says Andy Douglas, Kenworth's national sales manager for specialty markets.
The Cummins Westport ISX12 G is expected to be launched next year.