Kenworth launches T880

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Updated Jun 12, 2013

Kenworth Truck Company launched its new Kenworth T880 at the annual Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville.

The new T880 is for vocational applications, including dump, mixer, refuse, and heavy haul. Its addition will complement Kenworth’s current vocational line-up that includes the T800, T440, W900S and C500.

The T880 will be available for production later this summer.

The Kenworth T880 is standard with the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine, with a high-end rating of 500 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque and is also is available with the Cummins ISX15 engine with up to 600 hp and 2,050 lb-ft of torque.

“The T880 features a panoramic windshield for enhanced visibility, quiet cab with its triple-sealed and robust doors, 5-piece hood for easier and faster repairs, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, complex reflector headlamps, excellent maneuverability, and new lightweight, factory-installed lift axles that vocational customers will especially appreciate,” Kevin Baney, Kenworth chief engineer, says. “On top of all that, we designed the T880 with distinctively sculpted lines that form an evolutionary, but uniquely Kenworth look.”