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PACCAR MX-11 Equipped Kenworth T880 Mixer Leads Kenworth Lineup at World of Concrete
KIRKLAND, Wash., January 28, 2016 - A Kenworth 7-axle, T880 short hood mixer with a PACCAR MX-11 engine is Kenworth’s showcase construction truck at the upcoming 2016 World of Concrete Show Feb. 2-5 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
The T880 mixer will appear in the Kenworth booth (No. C6348). The mixer represents a new T880 configuration developed to provide contractors with a highly maneuverable 80,000-pound federal bridge formula truck that can haul up to 12 yards of concrete.
PACCAR MX-11 Engine
The PACCAR MX-11 engine is an important key to this new T880 mixer configuration. The engine is 400 pounds lighter than 13-liter engines for enhanced payload capacity and has ample low-end power for applications requiring less than 450 horsepower. The T880 features a 430-hp PACCAR MX-11 with 1,550 lb-ft of torque, Kenworth Diamond VIT interior for driver comfort, and for the first time, an Allison 4700RDS 7-speed automatic transmission in the 116.5-inch short hood T880.
Attendees at the World of Concrete Show can view the T880 short hood, plus four other Kenworth trucks:
-- A Kenworth T880 short hood with a 10.5-yard standard mixer and 425-hp PACCAR MX-11 engine with 1,450 lb-ft of torque
-- A Twin Steer Kenworth T880 with a 12-yard mixer, 455-hp PACCAR MX-13 engine with 1,650 lb-ft of torque, and Simard Twin Steer conversion to make the truck compatible with Ontario’s vehicle weight and dimension regulations
-- A 5-axle Kenworth W900S with an 11-yard mixer, 425-hp PACCAR MX-11 engine with 1,450 lb-ft of torque, and Allison 4700RDS 7-speed automatic transmission
-- A 4-axle Kenworth W900S with a 10.5-yard mixer and 345-hp PACCAR PX-9 engine with 1,150 lb-ft of torque
“Kenworth continues to add new components and engine offerings to provide truck operators with excellent Kenworth vocational trucks that increase jobsite productivity while offering drivers a very comfortable work environment,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “At this year’s World of Concrete, we will exhibit three Kenworth mixers equipped with the PACCAR MX-11 engine, which is now in production. We also have a bridge formula W900S and a T880 twin steer spec’d for Ontario, Canada. The T880 has quickly become Kenworth’s best-selling construction truck.”
The recent addition of the PACCAR MX-11, designed to produce up to 430-hp and 1,550 lb-ft of torque, broadens Kenworth’s engine offering for the T880 and T880 short hood, as well as the T680, T800 with FEPTO, and W900S.
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Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World’s Best(R) heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.