Kenworth today announced that a new, lightweight configuration is now available for the Kenworth T680 model.
According to a press release from Kenworth, lightweight trucks are a ‘must-have’ in the LTL and regional haul trucking industry.
“We exhibited a lightweight spec’d Kenworth T680 52-inch sleeper at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, and truck operators were very impressed to find that the scale weight of that truck was close to 15,000 pounds. The positive response demonstrated that there’s a definite place in the market for this type of lightweight chassis configuration,” noted Brett VanVoorhis, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager.
Kenworth says that the key weight-reducing components are attributed to the truck’s:
* 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine
*Eaton Fuller Advantage transmission
*Kenworth’s AG380 suspension
* MX optimized hood (119-inch BBC)
*6×2 drive axle
*rear wide-base single tires
*aluminum rear wheels
*air disc brakes
*aluminum fifth wheel.
These weight-savings features for the T680 52-inch mid-roof sleeper offer an excellent opportunity for truck buyers to spec light and increase payload, while operating a quality Kenworth truck with excellent driver comfort in the 2.1-meter wide cab and sleeper,” said VanVoorhis.
Kenworth’s Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth is a PACCAR company.