Kenworth

Glider Kit trucks from Thompson Truck Centers let you get a truck tailored to your needs, but without the hassle of finding all of the parts, getting quotes, and building an engine. With your guidance, we take care of the whole project and assemble a turnkey truck. Glider Kits include 4-year unlimited mileage Extended Service Coverage on engine, clutch, and transmission.

STEP 1 – CHOOSE YOUR FAVORITE CHASSIS MODEL

A Thompson Truck Center specialist will assist in building specifications for your Kenworth model. Thompson works with each manufacturer representative to assure the most up to date specifications are available for your application.

STEP 2 – CHOOSE A POWERPLANT

We’ll build you a CAT engine, in-house, that comes with a 4 year/unlimited mileage OPT warranty on the engine, clutch and transmission (includes towing to the nearest dealer). We have several CAT engines in inventory adaptable to your chassis. Many customers have found newer engines to be costly to maintain. Your long-term maintenance cost will be reduced with a Thompson rebuilt CAT engine.

STEP 3: CHOOSE YOUR TRANSMISSION

Select an 8LL, 10, 13, or 18 Speed Eaton Reman Transmission that is built to your powertrain requirements, and couple it to a custom fabricated, balanced, and smoothed driveshaft to put that CAT horsepower on the road.

STEP 4: CHOOSE YOUR ACCESSORIES

We will assemble the cleanest looking engine bay you’ve ever seen with hose and wire tucking and easy-to-access grease points and filter. All come standard. You can choose to stay true to OEM if you just need your engine to work hard or add stainless steel, polished aluminum or custom painted tubing if you want to show it off. A standard full 5″ turbo back exhaust is included to optimize performance over some OEM’s 4″ exhaust.

STEP 5: ASSEMBLY

Thompson Truck Centers, LLC in combination with Fitzgerald Gliders will professionally assemble your CAT powered truck to the highest standards. Take comfort in a Cat dealer who consistently ranks #1 in customer satisfaction by providing skilled technicians, quality craftsmanship, and a great customer experience!

Options

W900L

W900B

T800

T660

All models are available as Day Cabs, Flat Tops, and Aerodyne Sleepers.

Model

Cat C-12

Cat 3406E

Cat C-15

HP430hp435-550 hp435-550 hp
RPM1650 lb-ft @ 1200 rpm Peak Torque2100 rpm2100 rpm
Engine Specifications:
Bore - in (mm)5.1 (130)5.4 (137)5.4 (137)
Stroke - in (mm)5.9 (150)6.5 (165)6.5 (165)
Displacement - cu in (L)732 (12.0)893 (14.6)893 (14.6)
AspirationTurbocharged for ATAAC (Air-toAir AfterCooling)Turbocharged for ATAAC (Air-toAir AfterCooling)Turbocharged for ATAAC (Air-toAir AfterCooling)
Rotation (from flywheel end)CounterclockwiseCounterclockwiseCounterclockwise
Cooling System- gal (L) 2.7 (10.2)5.5 (20.8)5.5 (20.8)
Lube Oil System (refill) - gal (L)904 (36)10.0 (38.8)10.0 (38.8)
Weight, Net Dry (approx) - lb (kg) with standard equipment2070 (940)2695 (1125)2695 (1125)
Performance
Data:
Operating Range (rpm)1200-2100(1200-2100) 900(1200-2100) 900
Maximum Engine rpm210021202120
Governed Speed - rpm210021002100
Max hp @ 1600 rpm (kW)445 (332)550 (410)550 (410)
Peak Torque - lb-ft (N-m)1650 (2237)1850 (2516)1850 (2516)
Peak Torque - rpm120012001200
Torque Rise %534040
Altitude Capability - ft (m)10,000 (3050)7500 (2288)7500 (2288)
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Model

FR Series 10-Speed

8LL

13 Speed

18 Speed

OverviewA standard in transmission
performance, reliability and
durability
8 plus 2 Versatility for On/
Off-Highway Applications
and Demanding
On-Highway Duty
Versatility and low shift
effort in a premium Fuller®
transmission
The ultimate for performance,
versatility, and
reliability with variable loads
and speeds in applications
up to 2250 lbs.ft.
Capacity950-1850lbs.ft.860-1650 lbs.ft.1650-2050 lbs.ft.1650-2250 lbs.ft.
Weight592-602 lbs690 lbs716 lbs716 lbs
Length29.2 in33.1 in33.1 in33.1 in
Speeds10 forward, 2 reverse8 forward, 2 low, 3 reverse13 forward, 3 reverse18 forward, 4 reverse
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