Trailer exhibits, the new Kenworth T880 vocational model and the Kenworth T680 on-highway model with a new mid-roof 52-in. sleeper will be featured on the 2013 Kenworth Road Tour at 34 dealerships across the U.S. and Canada. The tour trucks will make stops in Alabama, Arizona, California Colorado, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Michigan, Minnesota, New Jersey, New York, North Carolina, North Dakota, Oregon, Pennsylvania, Tennessee, Texas, Utah, Virginia, Washington and Wisconsin, as well as in the provinces of Alberta, British Columbia, Ontario, Saskatchewan and Quebec.
The new Kenworth T880 vocational truck is designed for dump, mixer, refuse and heavy haul applications. The two T880s on the tour include a dump truck with a standard 122.5-in. BBC and a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 500 HP and 1,850 lb./ft. of torque. The second T880 is a flatbed with a 116.5-in. BBC and a PACCAR MX-13 engine rated at 455 HP and 1,650 lb./ft. of torque.
Transporting the 53-ft. tour trailer exhibit is the T680 with the OEM’s new 52-in. sleeper offering. Inside the trailer is nearly 1,000 sq.-ft. of exhibit space dedicated to the T880 and the T680. Visitors can examine cabs and hoods, complex reflector headlamps, an air-assisted hydraulic clutch, trim levels, exterior paint samples featuring 30 new Kenworth Signature colors and interior fabric options, the new 52-in. sleeper, the Kenworth NavPlus system with Bluetooth capability, and electric-over-air dash switches. There are also videos on the design process for the T880 and T680, robotic cab construction and Kenworth history, as well as a display of the Kenworth’s partner suppliers, including Bendix, Bridgestone, Chevron, Eaton, Hendrickson and Michelin.