Kenworth Truck Company launched the new T880 at the annual Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville KY recently.
This truck is for vocational applications, including dump, mixer, refuse, and heavy haul. Its addition will complement Kenworth's current vocational line-up that includes the T800, T440, W900S, and C500. The T880 will be available for production in summer 2013.
The T880 is standard with the 12.9-liter Paccar MX-13 engine. With its high-end ratings of 500 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque, the MX-13 engine provides a lightweight, fuel-efficient engine option for vocational applications, including dumps and heavy haul applications of more than 100,000 lbs. The T880 also is available with the Cummins ISX15 engine with up to 600 hp and 2,050 lb-ft of torque.
The T880 uses Kenworth's 2.1-meter wide, stamped aluminum cab, which is robotically assembled. The cab has a comfortable 23 inches of room between the seats. The T880 offers the Diamond VIT and Vantage trim levels and two interior color options of Sandstone Tan and Slate Gray.
The T880 is available with five new, factory-installed and lightweight Watson & Chalin lift axles, including a 10K offering for the first time and a 20K version with a 200-lb weight savings. Also offered are new steering gears for improved steering feedback and increased wheelcut for greater maneuverability.
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