Kenworth Truck Company is offering the Kenworth T680 and T880, optimized with the PACCAR MX-13 engine, in a configuration for superior maneuverability, visibility and performance.
“Under this new offering for applications ranging from vocational, pickup and delivery and linehaul, the BBC is 6 inches less than the standard BBC configuration for the T680 and T880. As a result, there’s enhanced visibility and a tighter turning radius with improved maneuverability. Plus, the T680 and T880 provide overall better performance when fully optimized with the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine,” said Kevin Baney, Kenworth chief engineer.
The Kenworth T680 is available for the first time in a 119-inch BBC. This configuration includes a three-piece, bonded aerodynamic hood made of sheet molding compound (SMC), a lightweight, durable composite material with an excellent finished surface. SMC not only makes the T680 hood robust, but also gives it a high paint quality. The T680 also is offered in a 125-inch BBC standard length with a 3-piece, SMC hood.
The Kenworth T880 is available in a 116.5-inch BBC configuration, which includes a new, five-piece hood made of Metton, which is a lightweight, durable composite material with excellent impact resistance and finished surface. The T880 is also available in a 122.5-inch BBC standard length with a 5-piece Metton hood. Both hoods have bolted-on fenders to provide great serviceability and quick replacement.