Truck Spotlight: Kenworth T604

By: Michael Cahill


The Kenworth T604 is one of the most popular models from one of the most trusted truck manufacturers out there. Today we talk to Brad Monaghan from the Mildura Truck Centre about his metallic grey model currently for sale.

 

Brad attributes the popularity of this model of truck to the fact that they are simply "the best models for reliability," and that they have yet to have an issue with them so far.

This particular truck is a 2007 model that they have owned for around 6 months. Before it was purchased it was used to pull around a B-Double tautliner trailer, and travelled around 290,000kms. Once it changed hands, the Caterpillar C15 engine under the hood underwent a full platinum rebuild, and has had zero kilometres added on since.

The truck has also been fitted with brand new tyres and guards, as well as being kept in a tidy condition. As can be seen in the pictures, the truck is very sleek from the outside whilst also having a classy interior.

Our resident expert, Matt Wood from Owner//Driver, had this to say about the truck:

"The T604 was the evolution of Kenworth's original "aero" concept T600 and has proved a popular driver's truck ever since. The narrow cab of the T604 meant that the driver sat above the right hand chassis rail inside the wheel track of the prime mover, which gave the T604 a superb ride with little sideways pitch on rough country roads.

 The sloping nose gave better visibility than some of it's more squared off Kenworth cousins; however the steer axle placement made it a great handling truck out on the open road.

This particular example is equipped with a C15 Caterpillar engine. While the C15 has now disappeared from Kenworth option lists, the 15 litre CAT engine is renowned for its performance, dependability and reliability. In most cases the T604 was too long for 26 metre B-double duties; however this truck is fitted with a 28 inch integrated bunk which may make it suitable for some B-double applications depending on GCM."

If you are interested in buying this truck, check out their ad here, or give the Mildura Truck Centre a call at (03) 5051 2800.

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