More than 300 people joined the U.S. Forest Service, the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe, and federal, state and local representatives Wednesday to celebrate the harvesting of the 2014 U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree near Cass Lake, Minn.
After the ceremony, the special 75-ft. white spruce from the Chippewa National Forest and the Leech Lake Band of Ojibwe was loaded onto a heavy duty trailer – expandable to 80 ft. – and coupled to a Kenworth T880, Kenworth’s flagship heavy haul vocational truck. The official U.S. Capitol Christmas Tree tour truck is equipped with the powerful and fuel-efficient 500-hp PACCAR MX-13 engine with 1,850 lb-ft of torque, reliable Eaton Fuller 13-speed transmission, and comfortable 52-in. mid-roof sleeper. The T880 was made available to Kenworth for the tour by PacLease, which provides customized full-service lease, rental, and contract maintenance programs featuring Kenworth trucks. Check out the slew of photos below: