Kenworth unveils twin-steer T880 truck

by Today's Trucking

Kenworth T880

Kenworth has unveiled a factory-installed twin-steer configuration for Kenworth T880 trucks.

Coming as a day cab, the truck with set-back front axles can be used for cranes, mixers and other vocational applications that require an 86-inch axle spacing to meet local bridge laws.

The Kenworth T880 Twin Steer has 40,000-lb.-rated front axles, springs and steering gears. The front suspension is equalized between the front and rear steer axles to deliver driver comfort and distribute payloads, the OEM adds.

The new T880 also comes with a Paccar MX-13 engine rated up to 510 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque, or the Paccar MX-11 that delivers up to 430 hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque.

The truck has a standard 116.7-inch BBC with a short hood optimized for the Paccar engines, although 122.6-inch BBC is an option is for those who opt for Paccar MX-13 or Cummins X15 engine.

Other features include aluminum fenders over the second axle, and battery boxes that will hold up to three batteries in parallel.

A back-of-cab vertical DPF/SCR exhaust system is needed when the truck comes with a Paccar engine.

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