November 4, 2013
Several thousand customers have received a first-hand look at the new Kenworth T880 vocational truck and the new Kenworth T680 52-inch sleeper for regional haul applications during the first two months of the 2013 Kenworth Road Tour.
“The Kenworth Road Tour has generated excitement among customers for Kenworth’s newest vocational model, the Kenworth T880, which is now available for order and enters production this fall,” says Alan Fennimore, Kenworth vocational marketing manager, who heads the tour. “And when customers see the Kenworth T680 52-inch sleeper, they understand why the T680 is one of the fastest selling trucks in Kenworth’s 90-year history.”
During the tour stops, customers also received a closer look at the 12.9-liter Paccar MX-13 engine, which offers excellent fuel efficiency, high reliability and durability, lightweight design and low cost of ownership, Kenworth says. The T680 and T880 are standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine rated up to 500 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine is assembled at the Paccar engine plant in Columbus, Miss.
“Customers who have purchased the Paccar MX-13 engine with the new 500/1,850 rating really like the low-end torque that it provides,” says Fennimore.
The 2013 Kenworth Road Tour kicked off in September with a visit to MHC Kenworth – Kansas City in Kansas City, Mo., the company says.
During September and October, the tour also made U.S. stops for dealer events at MHC Kenworth – Denver; Kenworth Sales Company – Salt Lake City; Papé Kenworth-Portland; Kenworth Northwest – Lakewood, Wash.; Wallwork Kenworth – Fargo, N.D.; Rihm Kenworth – St. Paul, Minn.; Wisconsin Kenworth – Windsor, Wis.; Kenworth of Indianapolis – Indianapolis, Ind.; Eastern Michigan Kenworth – Dearborn, Mich.; Kenworth of Buffalo – Buffalo, N.Y.; Gabrielli Kenworth of New Jersey – Dayton, N.J.; MTC Kenworth, Ridgefield Park, N.J.; Kenworth of Pennsylvania – New Stanton, Pa.; Truck Enterprises – Harrisonburg, Va.; and Worldwide Equipment – Abingdon, Va.
Tour stops in Canada were held at Inland Kenworth – Langley, British Columbia; GreatWest Kenworth – Calgary, Alberta; Edmonton Kenworth – Northside, in Edmonton, Alberta; Custom Truck Sales – Saskatoon, Saskatchewan; Kenworth Toronto, Mississauga, Ontario; and Kenworth Montreal, St. Laurent, Quebec.
Kenworth says remaining stops include:
Nov. 4 – NorCal Kenworth – Morgan Hill, Calif.
Nov. 6 – Inland Kenworth – Fontana, Calif.
Nov. 15 – Inland Kenworth – Phoenix, Ariz.
Nov. 19 – MHC Kenworth – Dallas, Texas
Nov. 22 – MHC Kenworth – Oklahoma City, Okla.
Nov. 25 – MHC Kenworth – Tulsa, Okla.
Dec. 2 – Performance Kenworth – Houston, Texas
Dec. 4 – Kenworth of South Louisiana – Gray, La.
Dec. 6 – Truckworx Kenworth – Birmingham, Ala.
Dec. 9 – MHC Kenworth – Atlanta, Ga.
Dec. 11 – Kenworth of Jacksonville, Fla.
Dec. 13 – MHC Kenworth – Greensboro, N.C.