Enter the characters you see below Sorry, we just need to make sure you’re not a robot. U haul utility van was founded in Portland, Oregon in 1912 by brothers George T. In 1919 Kent retired from the business, and his son Harry Kent became Worthington’s new partner.
In 1922, Gersix made 53 trucks at its factory on Fairview Avenue at Valley Street. Under the new name, the company moved to 506 Mercer Street and later to 1263 Mercer Street. Trucks and motor coaches were assembled in individual bays rather than on a conventional assembly line. The 1970s television series “Movin On” featured a Kenworth tractor. In the 1989 James Bond movie Licence to Kill, Bond drives a Kenworth W900B semi-truck as he duels drug dealer Franz Sanchez. ICON900, a limited-edition premium version, introduced in 2015.
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T800W, which bears a wider grille, to accommodate a bigger radiator, for severe on-highway applications. In the early 2000s Kenworth introduced to Mexico the T604, based on the Australian T604 with a few modifications, mostly in the hood. The headquarters for Kenworth Australia is located in Bayswater, Victoria where all Australian models are assembled. The first Kenworth model in Australia was the KWS925, imported fully built in 1962.
Soon later, Kenworths were imported in complete knock-down kits and assembled in Preston, Victoria. C500, C501, C508, C509, C510 and C540. The T range includes the bonneted models and the C for heavy haulage, mining, off-road and road train use, and the K range covers the cab over models. Several “Twin Steer” Models were produced through the end of the 20th Century. Kenworth Australia have started building the new range of trucks tying in their 2008 release with the model range being the ’08 Series’. A, T408SAR, T408, T608, T658, T908 and C508. Bus production was a mainstay at Kenworth for much of the company’s early years, and at one time was the company’s most lucrative form of business.
When the company was known as Gerlinger Motor Car Works, their first two full-chassis vehicles were school buses based on the Gersix truck chassis. In 1926, Kenworth developed a chassis specifically for school and transit bus operators, known as the BU. Kenworth continued expanding into bus production throughout the 1930s, despite the Great Depression being a major influence. To assist Kenworth’s 80 factory workers – who were idled by the Depression, the company undertook a bold move by introducing a new line of buses in August 1932. 23-passenger bus was developed by Kenworth engineers as a stock demo vehicle to help aid a glum sales picture, and to jumpstart the local economy. In that year, Kenworth also released its most popular and successful line of transit bus, a conventional styled bus based on their Model 86 heavy duty truck. Powered by a Hercules JXCM engine, the model 870 as it was known, would soon be replaced by a model 871, which became Kenworth’s standard line of buses throughout the early and mid-1930s.