Kenworth Introduces T880S Twin Steer
Kenworth is adding a factory installed twin steer configuration to its T880S vocational model. The Kenworth T880S Twin Steer features a set-forward front axle with a 155 cm axle spread to maximize payload.
The Kenworth T880S Twin Steer offers a very short 290 cm BBC. This allows larger bodies to be installed farther forward and closer to the cab.
“Kenworth continues to expand the excellent diversity of the T880 platform. The T880S Twin Steer is the next step in that evolution,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director.
The 155 cm axle spread enables customers in the provinces of Alberta and British Columbia to get a factory built T880S Twin Steer that meets Western Canadian tandem axle requirements, specifically for ready-mix application. It also means that the Kenworth T880S chassis can be upfitted much faster, saving between 3 and 6 weeks in delivery times to the body builder versus alternative options.
“We strive to enhance productivity for our customers whenever we can. Kenworth has a long history of building factory twin steers, including the 183 cm axle spread available on our set-back axle T800 and C500 models,” added Mr. Swihart.
The Kenworth T880S Twin Steer’s front axles are rated at 18,143 kg. The front end components, including axles, springs, and steering gears are shared with non-twin steer T880S. The front suspension is “equalized” between the front and rear steer axles for greater driver comfort and payload distribution.
The T880S offers the PACCAR MX-11 and PACCAR MX-13 engines up to 510 hp with torque up to 1,850 lbf ft. An Allison automatic transmission is available when ordered with PACCAR wide or standard track front axles.
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