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Kenworth T880 – ATD Commercial Truck of Year
LOUISVILLE, Ky., March 25, 2015 - The Kenworth T880 Vocational Truck with the PACCAR MX-13 engine – named 2015 Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers (ATD) – is well represented by a T880 dump truck and a T880 heavy haul in Kenworth’s booth (30305) at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
This year’s ATD Truck of the Year competition focused on the vocational and heavy haul/severe duty truck category. During the competition, a panel of judges consisting of industry experts conducted test drives and evaluated each truck entry in key categories, which included innovation, design, safety, driver ergonomics and comfort.
The Kenworth T880 establishes a new standard of excellence and builds upon Kenworth’s heritage of quality, innovation and technology to produce industry-leading, rugged and reliable vocational trucks with outstanding performance, driver performance and quiet cab.
The Kenworth T880 is for vocational customers who require a durable, reliable and productive truck for demanding dump, mixer, heavy haul, oilfield, logging and refuse applications. Customers can expect longer service intervals, increased uptime, lower operating costs and high resale value. The T880 is available in day cab, 52-inch sleeper and the just announced 76-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations.
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 pounds. The T880 can be ordered with a 116.5-inch BBC hood optimized for the PACCAR MX-13 engine and providing enhanced visibility, or with the standard 122.5-inch BBC hood.
The 2.1-meter wide, stamped aluminum cab is robotically assembled at Kenworth factories. The quiet cab has triple-sealed and robust doors and provides a comfortable 23 inches of room between the seats. The T880 also includes an air-assisted hydraulic clutch, complex reflector headlamps, and lightweight, factory-installed lift axles.
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s home page is www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.