BELLEVUE, Wash.--(BUSINESS WIRE)--Kenworth (Nasdaq:PCAR) today launched the new Kenworth T880 vocational truck at the annual Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky. “The new Kenworth T880 builds upon Kenworth’s heritage of quality, innovation and technology to produce industry-leading, rugged and reliable vocational trucks,” said Gary Moore, PACCAR vice president and Kenworth general manager. “Vocational customers and drivers require durable and low operating cost vehicles that will perform in challenging work environments. We are confident the Kenworth T880 will surpass customer expectations.”
The Kenworth T880 is a 2.1-meter-wide, stamped aluminum cab that provides excellent interior workspace, complemented by a panoramic windshield, a five-piece hood assembly, 30 percent larger door openings and best-in-class vocational forward lighting. The Kenworth T880 is standard with the 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine. The PACCAR MX-13 engine provides a fuel-efficient engine for vocational applications and is now offered with a new high-end rating of 500 hp and 1,850 lb-ft of torque. The new Kenworth T880 is designed for vocational applications, including dump, mixer, refuse and heavy haul. The T880 will be available in the summer 2013.
PACCAR is a global technology leader in the design, manufacture and customer support of high-quality light-, medium- and heavy-duty trucks under the Kenworth, Peterbilt and DAF nameplates. PACCAR also designs and manufactures advanced diesel engines, provides financial services and information technology, and distributes truck parts related to its principal business. PACCAR shares are traded on the Nasdaq Global Select market, symbol PCAR, and its homepage is www.paccar.com.