Kenworth has announced the availability of the seven-speed Allison 4700 Rugged Duty Series fully automatic transmission with the 116.5-in. BBC Kenworth T880 short hood.
The Allison 4700 RDS is available with the PACCAR MX-13 engine as well as the PACCAR MX-11. According to the companies, the 4700 RDS allows drivers to creep slowly and perform other low-speed maneuvers, making it ideal for ready-mix applications where drivers require a truck with maximum speed control for job site maneuverability in steep and difficult terrain, or with mixer trucks that move slowly while pouring concrete for street curbs, driveways or other projects in confined spaces.
“With the Allison 4700 RDS, customers can spec a highly maneuverable mixer of any type and benefit from greater precision of concrete delivery with no shifting required, enabling ready-mix drivers to focus on the road ahead and the jobsite around them,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth’s marketing director. “By coupling the Allison 4700 RDS with the PACCAR MX-11 and the T880 short hood, truck operators get a truck with a lighter gross combination weight and an additional six in. of body space on the chassis for more payload. It’s a great choice for other customers who need trucks with increased overall transmission ratios, such as those equipped with dump and refuse bodies as well as cranes.”