Kenworth is offering extended protection plans for the new line of 2013 Paccar engines installed in select Kenworth models.

The 12.9L Paccar MX-13, available in the Class 8 Kenworth T660, T680, T700, T800 and W900, includes a standard base warranty of two years or 250,000 mi. whichever comes first. The new optional protection plans can extend the warranty coverage anyway from 3 to 7 years and from 100,000 to 700,000 mi. Protection plan options encompassing three engine coverage categories (comprehensive, modified, and major component) in addition to extended engine aftertreatment options are offered.

“The Paccar MX-13 extended protection plans help provide excellent value and peace of mind with different options to best fit customer needs,” said Judy McTigue, Kenworth director of marketing and research planning. 

Truck purchasers have three opportunities to add extended warranty engine coverage: When ordering a new Kenworth truck, when registering it for warranty, and up to 18 months after the Kenworth truck is warranty-registered (mileage and engine hour limitations apply), Kenworth said. No registration fee is required for extended engine protection added to any new Kenworth vehicle up to 12 months after purchase.  A $400 registration fee is required for each extended warranty order placed from 13 months through 18 months after truck purchase.

Purchasers of Kenworth vehicles spec’d with either the 2013 Paccar PX-7 or PX-9 engine also can receive additional warranty protection.

The 6.7L PX-7 engine has a standard base warranty of 2 years with no mileage limit. The 8.9L PX-9 engine has a standard base warranty of 2 years or 250,000 mi., whichever comes first.

Kenworth is offering two extended warranty protection plans with each offering a total of 20 different duration and mileage combinations. In addition, there are 9 engine aftertreament options available in conjunction with Protection Plan 1 only. Overall, extended warranty coverages range from 3 to 7 years and from 100,000 to 300,000 mi., Kenworth said.

“The Pacarr PX-7 and PX-9 extended protection plans provide customers with additional security once the base engine warranty expires,” said Doug Powell, Kenworth medium duty marketing manager.  “Kenworth offers numerous options, which enables truck fleets and operators to easily select an extended warranty plan that meets their specific applications and needs.”

The PX-7 is available for Kenworth’s medium duty conventional and cabover line-up. The engine offers ratings of 200 to 325 hp. and up to 750 lbs.-ft. of torque for the Kenworth T170, T270 and T370.  For the Kenworth K270 and K370 cabovers, PX-7 ratings are 220 hp. /520 lbs.-ft., 240 hp./560 lbs.-ft. and 250 hp./660 lbs.-ft.

The PX-9 is available for Kenworth medium and heavy duty trucks, including the Kenworth T270, T370, T440, T470 and W900S. It offers ratings from 260 to 380 hp. and provides up to 1,250 lbs.-ft. of torque.