Kenworth Releases New T880 Video Starring Kenworth’s Flagship Vocational Truck
May 9, 2016
Kenworth has released an informative, 7-1/2-minute video on the award-winning Kenworth T880, the industry’s leading vocational truck.
Named the 2015 Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers (ATD), the Kenworth T880 exemplifies Kenworth’s long-time core values of quality, innovation and technology in producing The World’s Best(R) trucks. Day in and day out, the durable T880 is a dependable, versatile truck capable of performing the toughest jobs productively and efficiently.
The new video features T880 dump, mixer, wrecker, heavy hauler, logger and refuse trucks in action going up steep grades, in the rain, and on- and off-road. Watch the video on the T880 section of Kenworth’s website (www.kenworth.com/trucks/t880), and also under the Kenworth YouTube site (www.youtube.com/watch?v=WY79QlnTUxQ).
The T880 is standard with the PACCAR MX-13 engine rated up to 500 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. The PACCAR MX-13 provides a lightweight, fuel-efficient engine for vocational applications, including dumps and heavy haul applications over 100,000 lbs. The T880 also is available with the new PACCAR MX-11 engine with up to 430 hp and 1,550 lb-ft of torque. The 10.8-liter engine is 400 pounds lighter than 13-liter engines and provides truck operators with enhanced payload capacity and fuel economy.
The video includes information on the Eaton UltraShift(R) Plus transmission – available on the T880 – which offers Hill Start Aid, creep modes, auto neutral, and engine and clutch over speed protection. UltraShift Plus transmissions employ grade sensing, weight computation and driver throttle commands for reliability and performance during launch and shift decisions. In addition, the video explores the Kenworth T880’s offering of lightweight, factory-installed lift axles and suspension options.
The video also focuses on important driver comfort features. The quiet, 2.1-meter lightweight and robotically assembled aluminum cab provides a spacious 23 inches of room between the seats. The Kenworth proprietary air suspension seats automatically adjust to the driver’s weight. Drivers also benefit from the panoramic windshield, best in class complex reflector headlamps, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, and an ergonomic dash panel that is easy to read and use.
In addition to its day cab configuration, the T880 is available with 52-inch and 76-inch mid-roof sleepers, along with a new 40-inch sleeper.