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New Kenworth Truck Video Stars New T880 Vocational Line

May 6, 2016 By: Trucking News Staff Tags: Fleet Management, News, Technology
New Kenworth Truck Video Stars New T880 Vocational Line

Kenworth Truck has just released an eight-minute video on the award-winning Kenworth T880, the manufacturer’s leading vocational truck.

Named the 2015 Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers (ATD), the Kenworth T880 exemplifies Kenworth’s core values of quality, innovation and technology in producing commercial trucks.

The new video features the 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 here.

The T880 is standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine rated up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 pounds-feet of torque. The Paccar MX-13 provides a lightweight, fuel-efficient engine for vocational applications, including dumps and heavy haul applications over 100,000 pounds. The T880 also is available with the new Paccar MX-11 engine with up to 430 horsepower and 1,550 pounds-feet 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 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 daycab configuration, the T880 is available with 52-inch and 76-inch mid-roof sleepers, along with a new 40-inch sleeper.