Kenworth has expanded the T880 with a set-forward front axle configuration called the T880S, specifically designed for fleet and truck operators in ready-mix, dump and mobile crane applications.
The 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 variety of factory installed lift axles are among a range of options available. Both the T880 and T880S provide clear back-of-cab options to configure the truck body to handle extreme loads or make it easier to upfit.
“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.”
This T880S features a 3.6-inch lower hood crown than the legacy Kenworth W900S for up to four feet of additional ground visibility. The newly styled, complex reflector halogen headlight provides projector beam lighting performance along with a thick, polycarbonate lens and UV inhibitor for a longer life.
The 5-piece hood is made of RTM, a lightweight high-tech material tougher and more durable than fiberglass. If damaged, the bolt-on fenders typically can be replaced in less than two hours to help maximize uptime. Also available are 2.5-inch and 4.5-inch wide fender extensions that match specified front tire widths and help keep dirt off the side of the truck.
The T880 and T880S come standard with the 12.9-liter Paccar MX-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 a high 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 suited for ready-mix trucks, according to Kenworth.