Kenworth introduced a 40-inch sleeper for its T880 vocational truck used in applications like petroleum hauling and towing, and for tractors pulling flatbeds, lowboys or other trailers where length and weight are considerations.
“The 40-inch sleeper is a perfect match for vocational applications where drivers need a small sleeper with a compact, yet comfortable sleeping environment and optimal storage,” said Jason Skoog, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.
The 40-inch sleeper, which saves 260 pounds over Kenworth’s 52-inch sleeper, features a 24-inch liftable bunk that tilts 90 degrees for easy access to under bunk storage. There is more than 22 cubic feet of storage space to handle gear for occasional stays in the sleeper, plus storage shelves and a cell phone cubby.
The interior also includes coat hooks to hang hardhats and jackets. There are three optional windows available on the back of the sleeper to help provide maximum visibility for drivers operating in tight locations, plus two standard toolbox doors.
Customers can also mount a variety of components on the roof, including a sunvisor, LED marker lights, spot and strobe lights, air horns, plus Qualcomm, PeopleNet, and Kenworth TruckTech+ remote diagnostic antennas.
To help cover body builder equipment for all vocational applications, the T880 40-inch sleeper was designed with a frame rail-to-rooftop height nearly 17 inches shorter than the T880’s 52-inch and 76-inch mid-roof sleepers.
The T880 now offers vocational customers three sleepers to best meet their needs. In 2016, the T880 will be available with the recently announced Paccar MX-11 engine rated from 355 to 430-hp and from 1,250 to 1,550 lb-ft of torque.