December 18, 2013
The new T880 sleeper option provides vocational customers in heavy haul, oil patch, flatbed and lowboy applications with a durable and reliable truck equipped with a comfortable and spacious sleeper that drivers will appreciate, Kenworth says.
The mid-roof sleeper features a liftable lower bunk and upper storage units on the sleeper’s back wall, including hanging storage for drivers to hang their clothes and jackets. A bunk heater, flat screen TV and premium sound system can be added for additional driver comfort.
Specifying the optional passenger swivel seat further expands the living space, and enables the driver to use both the cab and the sleeper as a comfortable space for relaxation when not driving, Kenworth says. The 52-in. sleeper also offers excellent interior height clearance for a mid-roof sleeper, enabling a driver or passenger up to 6’ 4” stand up between the seats.
Kenworth says the T880 is standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine rated up to 500 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque. The Paccar MX-13 provides a lightweight, fuel-efficient engine for vocational applications, including dumps and heavy haul applications over 100,000 lbs. The T880 can be ordered with a 116.5-inch BBC hood optimized for the Paccar MX-13 engine or with the 122.5-inch BBC hood, the company says.
The Kenworth T880 uses Kenworth’s 2.1-meter wide, stamped aluminum cab, which is robotically assembled. Kenworth says the cab has triple-sealed and robust doors and provides a comfortable 23 in. of room between the seats. The T880 offers the premium Diamond VIT and Vantage trim levels and two interior color options of Sandstone Tan and Slate Gray.
The T880 also has a 5-piece Metton hood for easier and faster repairs, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, panoramic windshield for enhanced visibility, complex reflector headlamps, excellent maneuverability, and new lightweight, factory-installed lift axles, the company says.
Kenworth’s 52-in. sleeper also is available as an option for the aerodynamic Kenworth T680.