NASHVILLE, Tenn.– Kenworth has expanded the award-winning T880 with a set-forward front axle configuration at the ConcreteWorks show hosted by the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA).
The new configuration, called the T880S, is designed for fleet and truck operators in ready-mix, dump and mobile crane applications.
“The new T880S advances Kenworth’s heritage of providing fleets and truck operators with industry-leading, rugged and reliable vocational trucks that deliver excellent performance,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing. “Available with a 114-inch BBC and best-in-class 28-inch bumper setting, tare weight is minimized, weight distribution is optimized, Federal Bridge Formula can easily be met, and body installations are enhanced.”
The new T880S is available with a set-forward front axle ranging from 14,600 pounds to 22,800 pounds. Single, tandem or tridem drive axles and a wide variety of factory-installed lift axles, are among a range of options available to meet the most demanding jobsite requirements. The T880 and T880S also provide clear back-of-cab options that make it easy to configure the truck body, handle extreme loads and make it easier for body upfitting.
Kenworth said T880S has excellent visibility, enhanced by a 3.6-inch lower hood crown than the legacy Kenworth W900S for up to four feet of additional ground visibility.
As well, the T880 and T880S are standard with the 12.9-liter PaccarMX-13 engine, which provides up to 500-hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. For weight-sensitive applications, the 10.8-liter PACCAR MX-11 engine saves 400 pounds compared to a 13-liter engine, and offers an impressive power to weight ratio and low fuel consumption. The Paccar MX-11 with up to 430-hp and 1,550 lb-ft of torque is well-suited for ready-mix trucks.