Kenworth introduced a new, factory-installed twin steer configuration for its T880 with set-back front axles, suited for crane, mixer and other vocational applications that require 86-inch axle spacing to meet local bridge laws and enhance overall load carrying capacity.
The Kenworth T880 Twin Steer provides 40,000-pound-rated front axles, springs and steering gears. The front suspension is equalized between the front and rear steer axles for improved driver comfort and payload distribution.
Both the Paccar MX-13 engine, rated up to 510 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque, and the Paccar MX-11 engine with up to 430 hp and 1,650 lb-ft of torque, are available with this new configuration. The T880 Twin Steer comes standard with a 116.7-inch-BBC short hood optimized for the Paccar MX engine family. The 122.6-inch standard BBC hood is an option for the Paccar MX-13 and the optional Cummins X15 engine.
The new package also includes aluminum fenders over the second axle and step-between axles for cab access. Battery box choices include parallel between right-hand steer axles with up to three batteries, in-cab, or any back-of-cab option. A back-of-cab vertical DPF/SCR exhaust system is required with the Paccar MX-13 and Paccar MX-11.