The T440 features a set-back front axle and a tight turning radius. I found the truck itself to be remarkably agile and easy to drive; a perfect fit for either new or experienced drivers. It was especially easy to navigate through urban areas when matched withAllison’s 3000RDS 6-speed transmission.
T440 features clear frame rails and a variety of exhaust packages thatsupport a wide range of bodies and chassis-mounted equipment. It comes standard with a powerful PaccarPX-8 engine but has anoptional Cummins ISL engine.
My test truck featured the PX-8 and it handled the paces well with its 181-inch wheelbase.The engine provided more than enough power for a roughly 30 mile, mostly flatland tour through both highway and urban roads.
The rear axle was aDana S26-190 26K, complimented by a 14.6Kfront axle system. Rear air disk brakes provided ample stopping power. The ride was complimented with taperleaf 14.6K suspension with shocks on the front and a 23K rear suspension.
The 440 is available in straight truck or tractor in GVW ratings from 33,000 to 68,000 pounds and features modern aerodynamic styling, excellent visibility and maneuverability, superior ergonomics, and a fuel efficient powertrain.
If your municipality or construction site is looking for a medium-duty heavy lifter, the T440 certainly fits the bill.