The Kenworth T680 on-highway truck is now available with the new Endurant 12-speed automated transmission paired with the Cummins X15 Efficiency Series engine for regional and linehaul applications up to 110,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight. Recently introduced by Eaton Cummins Automated Transmission Technologies, Endurant weighs up to 105 lbs. less than competitive automated manual transmissions (AMTs), according to the company. The transmission is designed for linehaul applications and specifically engineered for integration with the Cummins X15 engine. The Endurant is standard with Kenworth’s new column-mounted shifter.
“The 12-speed Endurant automated transmission is an important technological advancement for the Kenworth T680. Fleets and truck operators will benefit from its light weight, efficiency, reduced maintenance, and driver comfort,” said Patrick Dean, Kenworth’s chief engineer.