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Motor Power Equipment, Billings MT Completes Major Expansion, Enhances Customer Support

Motor Power Equipment recently completed a major $4 million expansion of its full-service dealership in Billings, MT.

Motor Power Equipment – Billings, a Kenworth dealer, more than doubled its facility size to 60,000 square feet on 10 acres.

The service department area is more than 36,000 square feet in size and has 34 bays, including Kenworth PremierCare ExpressLube, quick repair and trailer bays. The dealership also has a 5-ton overhead crane, mobile truck lifts, special OEM tooling to diagnose and repair critical components such as engines and transmissions, wireless fluid tracking system, and a dedicated body shop. The parts operation features a larger parts display area, nearly 5,000 square feet of additional parts warehouse space for excellent availability, and knowledgeable staff. Amenities include a large driver’s lounge with a 55-inch LED flat screen television and data ports for notebook PCs, and a large training room for customer and employee use.

“We made a very significant investment to create a modern, state-of-the-art truck dealership, which will provide expanded customer support in new and used trucks, parts and service, and the body shop,” said Brian Sunwall, vice president of Motor Power Equipment, which also operates Motor Power Kenworth – Great Falls.

“We also thought it was important – from both a business and good citizen perspective – to utilize energy-efficient technologies and construction methods,” said Sunwall, who noted that the facility was constructed with tilt-up concrete to reduce heating and cooling costs and polycarbonate clear overhead doors and skylights to add natural light and solar heat.  Motor Power Equipment – Billings also uses timers on radiant heaters in each service bay; high-output, energy-efficient light fixtures; motion-controlled light and plumbing fixtures; time clocks for light and heating and air conditioning systems; and an electrical outlet shut-off system.

“Customer response to our new facility has been very positive so far, and we had more than 650 customers attend our grand opening in June,” said Marilyn Sunwall, vice president of Motor Power Equipment, who coordinated the major construction project in conjunction with her son, Brian Sunwall. “Motor Power Equipment – Billings serves a wide variety of market segments, including food distribution, agricultural commodities, heavy equipment transportation, vocational and energy-related activities from Montana east of the continental divide and most of Wyoming.”

The dealership offers Kenworth PremierCare parts and service programs, and PACCAR Financial support through flexible retail loans, leases and insurance products for the transportation industry.

Motor Power Equipment – Billings is conveniently located at 4941 Midland Road near Exit 447 from Interstate 90.

First Factory-Installed Front Drive Axles Announced For Kenworth T270 and T370 Medium Duty Models

Kenworth Truck Company announced recently that it will offer factory-installed, front drive axles for the Kenworth T270 Class 6 and T370 Class 7 models. The new Kenworth front drive axle was introduced this week at the 57th annual Electric Utility Fleet Managers Conference (EUFMC) in Williamsburg, Va.

“This is Kenworth’s first factory-installed, front drive axle on our medium duty product line,” said Judy McTigue, Kenworth director of marketing planning and research. “We’re targeting utility service, construction vehicles, oilfield service and boom trucks, in addition to municipal applications, such as fire and emergency vehicles.”

The new front drive axle, is available for order today in ratings ranging from 10,000 lbs. to 14,000 lbs. on Kenworth T270s and T370s equipped with a PACCAR PX-6 engine. This fall, Kenworth will expand front drive axle ratings to 16,000 lbs. equipped with PACCAR PX-8 engines.

Kenworth Expands Product Line

… and now Offers Cummins Westport ISL G Engine, EPA 2010 Compliance without SCR or DPF

Kenworth Truck Company is expanding its industry-leading product line with the introduction of the Cummins Westport ISL G
natural gas engine for the Kenworth T800 short hood and W900S models. Now available for order, Kenworth’s natural gas models are focused on vocational, municipal, and pickup and delivery applications.kenworth-dump-truck1

The ISL G engine operates on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas (LNG), both of which are cost effective, low carbon, and low emissions fuels.  Rated at 320 hp and 1,000 lb-ft of torque, the ISL G is 2010 compliant with a maintenance-free, three-way catalyst and does not require the use of selective catalytic reduction (SCR) or a diesel particulate filter (DPF). CNG and LNG fuel tanks can be configured to suit customer applications and range requirements. Kenworth T800 short hood and W900S natural gas trucks, which use Allison transmissions, may qualify for a U.S. federal tax credit of up to $32,000 and for state and federal grant funding.

“The ISL G Kenworth T800 short hood and W900S models provide an excellent, low-emission solution combined with outstanding efficiency, horsepower and torque,” said Gary Moore, Kenworth assistant general manager for marketing and sales. “Kenworth’s green product offering, which also includes T800 liquefied natural gas vehicles with the Westport GX engine, medium duty diesel-electric hybrids and aerodynamic trucks, continues to lead the trucking industry in North America.” In 2009, Kenworth-T800-2000-DavKenworth received the Environmental Protection Agency’s Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products.

For more information on Kenworth CNG or LNG trucks, contact your Kenworth dealer. For more information about the Cummins Westport ISL G engine, visit cumminswestport.com.