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Kenworth T680 Powered by Natural Gas Engines

Kenworth Truck Company will offer a natural gas option for its industry-leading, fuel-efficient Kenworth T680.

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Kenworth T680 52-inch Mid-Roof Sleeper

Since its introduction two years ago, the Kenworth T680 has quickly become Kenworth's  popular truck of choice for fleets and truck operators interested in excellent fuel economy and outstanding driver comfort features. The T680 was introduced in day cab and 76-inch sleeper configurations, and a 52-inch mid-roof sleeper option was added last year

"Kenworth continues to build upon the T680's remarkable success with the addition of this new natural gas option," said Andy Douglas, Kenworth national sales manager for specialty markets. "Our customers find it very appealing to be able to choose cost-efficient natural gas combined with the fuel-saving aerodynamics of the Kenworth T680. This important expansion of our T680 product line will provide customers in various applications with new benefits and cost-savings opportunities."

The Kenworth T680 day cab and 52-inch mid-roof sleeper will be available with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine rated up to 400 hp and 1,450 lb-ft of torque. Kenworth is displaying a T680 52-inch sleeper equipped with a ISX12 G engine powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) in its booth (No. 30305) at this week's Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky.

The Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine requires a single fuel source and can run on either CNG or LNG (liquefied natural gas), both of which are cost-effective, low-carbon and low-emission fuels. The natural gas engine uses a maintenance-free, three-way catalyst and does not require a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank, diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology.

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Kenworth also offers the ISX12 G in the Kenworth T660 and the Kenworth T800 short hood with a 116.5-inch BBC. Kenworth also works with such companies as Agility Fuel Systems, McNeilus and Trilogy Engineered Solutions to provide natural gas tanks and fueling systems.

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