-LEFT HAND or RIGHT HAND DRIVE-SIMPLE DESIGN-MINIMIAL ECM's-LOW MAINTENANCE COST-EASE OF MAINTENANCE-ROBUST DESIGN-INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY (KENWORT / PACCAR GLOBAL SALES)-INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY BY CUMMINS-INTERNATIONAL WARRANTY BY ALLISON, EATON, MERITOR-EXCEPTIONAL QUALITYSince the early 1920s, Kenworth has been knownas the best truck to buy if you expect to takea beating and survive – a reputation earnedby tackling some of the most demandingapplications and operating conditions on theplanet. Today, the C500 stands as testamentto all that back-breaking experience Kenworthshave withstood the world over. • Whether it’smoving 200 tons of coal through the jungles ofSoutheast Asia. Oil rigs over the Alberta muskeg.Tall timber out of the woods in Quebec. Or 40 tonsof overburden at 15,000 feet in the Andes.This truck is the ultimate beast of burden.• Still, with all its muscle, sheer toughnessand power, the C500 is sure-footed andsurprisingly agile – a comfortable, quiet andproductive truck that rides like a thoroughbred.No wonder drivers everywhere are proud to climbaboard.• The C500. When it comes to the bigjobs, it’s your high value – real world – solution.Kenworth’s ultimate workhorse, the C500 is a most extraordinary, highly versatile, top-to-bottom tough, heavy-duty truck. It’s custom built from theground up to meet your specific requirements. Without compromise. • Your design choices encompass the latest technologies and a spectrum ofproven components. Engines to 16 liter (600 hp). High capacity radiators to 1,520 sq in. Front axles to 30,000 pounds or tandem steer axles to 40,000pounds. Rear axles to 150,000 pounds. Single rear axles, tandems and tridems. Air suspensions, rubber springs or steel springs from 46,000 to 150,000pounds. Manual transmissions, automatic transmissions and auxiliaries. Front and rear engine PTOs. Split shaft and transmission-mounted PTOs.Sheet metal hood and fenders for severe service. Sloped hood, rear view mirror extensions and cab corner windows for improved visibility. COE crewcab option. A range of frame options with up to two inserts. Raised fuel tanks and brake chambers for greater ground clearance. The list seems endless.Survival engineering in the C500 starts with the backbone – continuous straight rails of heat-treated steel for strength, custom drilled to meet yourspecifications, unique body designs and specialized equipment. Crossmembers, gussets and all frame-mounted components are free-fit bolted tohelp absorb road shock and vibration. • The cab – so often the measure of longevity in an off-road truck – receives special attention. Kenworth meldsaluminum, fiberglass and steel – including 150 pounds of steel reinforcement – into an assembly meant to withstand a lifetime of hard labor. Huckboltsstrengthen cab joints for a tighter, more rattle-free environment. Thick bulkhead-type doors hang on continuous stainless steel piano hinges and fitsnugly to reinforce the cab structure. Even the mirrors are mounted on the cowl, not on the door, to protect the mirrors and the doors – especiallyimportant with extended mirrors for wide loads. • The Kenworth C500. It’s a decision you can live with year, after year, after year.Uptime equals dependability and ease of service. So Kenworth builds trucks with a great deal of never-say-die detail – detail that pays off everyday you go to work.• Take the way Kenworth engineers a radiator – all copper and brass; no plastic. Hoses are straight for quick replacement.Radiator tie rods are mounted to the frame, not cab, for less vibration and longer radiator life. • Wiring is neatly bundled out of the way of debrisand chemicals. The steering reservoir is oversized to reduce heat and add life to seals. • Notice, too, how the engine sits high in the frame, totallyahead of the cab, making filters, valves and components more accessible. The firewall is neatly organized – with heater, air conditioner, electricalmaster connectors and windshield wiper motors all at your mechanic’s fingertips. And there’s so much more that increases reliability, reducesmaintenance and keeps you running. • Sure, it’s more expensive to buy a truck built this way. But for tough jobs, worth every cent.As a custom truck builder, Kenworth offers more job-specific and factory-installed options than any other manufacturer. The result is a more integrated,fully-engineered, job-ready solution you can depend on – right from the start. • Even your body builder will be pleased. With clear frame space reservedfor body equipment, bunk angles already mounted, or an electrical junction box to simplify final wiring assembly, he’s set to do his best work – quicklyand efficiently. • Among the hundreds of rugged duty options available for the C500 are cast eye or slipper front springs, driveline u-joints with increasedoperating angles for rough terrain, heavy-duty fuel tank straps, steel under-bellhousing crossmember, sheet-metal hood and fenders and severe servicepackages to match Arctic cold or desert heat. • Naturally, you have an almost unlimited choice of chrome and polish options. And Kenworth neverforgets the driver. A Diamond interior, cab air suspension and QuietCab sound barrier can turn the toughest job into a walk in the park.Captions for photography on adjoining page:1. Roof-mounted rotating beacon orstrobe lights make the truck more visible onthe job site or when moving specialized loads.Available with polished or painted mountingbrackets.2. Tubular oilfield bumpers are made ofhigh-strength steel to withstand the abuse ofbulldozers, tow chains and crowded job sites.3. Split fuel/hydraulic tanks – quality-builtby Kenworth for exceptional performance,durability and style – conserve frame space.4. Heavy-duty 7-inch-wide fuel tank strapssecure the tanks for the roughest conditions byproviding exceptional strength and improvedground clearance. Available with polished finish.5. Planetary hub-reduction axles improvetraction on rough surfaces by eliminating windupin the axle shafts.6. Daylite® doors and cab cornerwindows give your drivers an added measureof visibility around congested job sites.7. Gauges and controls can be specified tomonitor or operate virtually any component onthe truck. And up to four spare switches areavailable for equipment you install on-the-job.8. Chromed, heavy-duty box bumpercombines robust functionality with show-truckstyling.9. Heavy-duty brush guards protect theradiator from branches and a myriad of otherobstacles. Hey, its a jungle out there.