Louisville, Ky. — Kenworth Truck announced a new 76-inch mid-roof sleeper for its T680 and T880, with production starting in fall.
“The Kenworth 76-inch mid-roof sleeper is optimized for liquid bulk tankers, flatbed haulers and other operators looking for a lighter weight, more aerodynamic truck with all the driver comforts of a full-height sleeper,” said Preston Feight, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president.
The T680 version is about 100 pounds lighter and can save 5% in fuel compared to a T680 with a high-rood 76-inch sleeper, he said.
“For many truck operators, obtaining additional payload capacity can make a big difference in potential profit. The efficient mid-roof design has lower drag, and provides a reduction in fuel expenses,” Feight said.
The 76-inch mid-roof sleeper provides drivers with 6.5 feet of headroom to offer taller drivers greater ease of movement, and gives all drivers a spacious work environment.
The sleeper features a liftable lower bunk and side storage towers, including hanging storage for drivers to store their clothes. Also available is an optional upper bunk for team drivers or a back wall sleeper storage unit.
Available as a factory-installed option is the Kenworth Idle Management System. The battery-based auxiliary power unit system for air conditioning is integrated directly into the ducting system. Combined with an insulation package for the cab and sleeper, the system provides continuous AC performance in typical off-hour downtime. The sleeper offers a premium sound system installed at the factory, or a mount for the customer to install a flat screen TV for even more driver enjoyment.
With the new addition, the Kenworth T680 series will include 76-inch mid- and high-roof sleepers, 52-inch mid-roof sleeper, and a day cab. The T880 vocational series will include day cab, 52-inch sleeper and 76-inch mid-roof sleeper configurations.