August 14, 2020 4:30 PM, EDT

Kenworth Ends Production of K500 Model

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Kenworth Truck Co. announced it completed its final K500 cabover severe-service truck at its assembly plant in Renton, Wash., ending 14 years of production.

The K500 served as one of its premier models popular primarily with oil and gas exploration customers worldwide, according to the Kirkland, Wash.-based company, which did not offer further explanation of the decision.

Sintagma Holding purchased the last Kenworth K500 cabover for use by the Mining Society of Chitotolo in Luanda, Angola. The K500 will be used in a gold mining operation.

Kenworth still offers severe-service models, including both the Kenworth 963 and Kenworth C500 for the global oilfield market. The C500 also is available in the United States and Canada, a spokesman told Transport Topics.

Kenworth is a unit of Paccar Inc. — Transport Topics

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