The new T880 vocational truck, first introduced at the 2013 Mid-America Trucking Show, is now available for order, Kenworth said.
The T880 is standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine rated up to 500 hp. and 1,850 lbs.-ft. of torque. It can be ordered with a 116.5-in. BBC hood optimized for the Paccar MX-13 engine or with the 122.5-in. BBC hood.
The Kenworth T880 features a panoramic windshield for enhanced visibility, quiet cab with triple-sealed doors, 5-piece Metton hood for easier and faster repairs, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, complex reflector headlamps, excellent maneuverability, and new lightweight, factory-installed lift axles.
The truck uses Kenworth’s 2.1-meter wide, stamped aluminum cab, which is robotically assembled. The cab has 23 in. of room between the seats. The T880 offers the premium Diamond VIT and Vantage trim levels and two interior color options of sandstone tan and slate gray.
“The Kenworth T880 offer truck operators and fleets a very comfortable work environment for drivers, lower operating cost and enhanced productivity,” said Preston Feight, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “The T880 builds upon Kenworth’s 90-year heritage of quality, innovation and technology to produce industry-leading, rugged and reliable vocational trucks. We’re excited to bring the T880 equipped with the fuel-efficient Paccar MX-13 engine into the market to benefit customers in demanding applications.”