Kenworth expanded its T880 with a set-forward front axle configuration at the ConcreteWorks show hosted by the National Ready Mix Concrete Association (NRMCA).
The new configuration, named the T880S, is designed for fleet and truck operators in ready-mix, dump and mobile crane applications, the company said.
“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.”
According to the company, the bumper setting is important in spec’ing Bridge Formula chassis required to stay under the 40-foot length limit. Also offered are 29.5-inch and 31.5-inch bumper settings. Truck operators can specify the mixer tapered (114-inch BBC), dump tapered (115.5-inch BBC) or straight box bumpers (117.5-inch BBC) in a variety of finishes and materials. Removable and cast center-mounted tow hooks are available, depending on bumper selection, Kenworth said.
The new T880S is available with a set-forward front axle ranging from 14,600 to 22,800 lbs., the company noted. Single, tandem or tridem drive axles and a wide variety of factory-installed lift axles, are among a range of options.
“This T880S has excellent visibility, enhanced by a 3.6-inch lower hood crown than the legacy Kenworth W900S for up to four feet of additional ground visibility,” according to Kenworth. “Utilizing technology from the proven T880 product line, the newly styled, complex reflector halogen headlight provides projector beam lighting performance without the extra cost, along with a thick, polycarbonate lens and UV inhibitor for long life.”
The T880 and T880S are standard with the 12.9-liter Paccar MX-13 engine, which provides up to 500-hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque.