Kenworth Truck Co. has announced the availability of a lightweight configuration for the Kenworth T680 52-in. mid-roof sleeper.
“We exhibited a lightweight spec’d Kenworth T680 52-in. sleeper at this year’s Mid-America Trucking Show, and truck operators were very impressed to find that the scale weight of that truck was close to 15,000 lbs.. The positive response demonstrated that there’s a definite place in the market for this type of lightweight chassis configuration,” said Brett VanVoorhis, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager.
Key weight-reducing components are the 12.9-L PACCAR MX-13 engine, Eaton Fuller Advantage series transmission, Kenworth AG380 suspension, MX optimized hood (119-in. BBC), 6×2 drive axle, rear wide-base single tires, aluminum rear wheels, air disc brakes and aluminum fifth wheel.