Kenworth releases new T680 sleeper

Lucas Deal

June 26, 2013

Kenworth 680The Kenworth T680 is now available for order with the new Kenworth 52-in. mid-roof sleeper.

Kenworth says the T680’s 52-in. sleeper is well-suited for regional hauling applications, including tank, bulk, flatbed, heavy haul and lowboy, where drivers may spend two or three nights on the road during a typical week.

Fleets and owner-operators in those applications typically use lower trailer or payload heights than traditional, full-height 48-ft. or 53-ft. dry van and refrigerated trailers, the company says, and the 52-in. sleeper offers those operators up to approximately 600 lbs. in weight savings compared to the 76-in. sleeper available with the T680.

“With the latest addition, Kenworth now offers the fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 in a day cab, 52-in. sleeper and 76-in. sleeper configuration, which gives more truck operators the opportunity to benefit from the T680’s superior fuel efficiency, outstanding performance, exceptional styling and extraordinary comfort,” says Erik Johnson, Kenworth on-highway marketing manager.

The PACCAR MX-13 is the standard engine in the T680 and is rated up to 500 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque, Kenworth says.

The T680 with 52-in. sleeper includes a stamped aluminum cab, panoramic windshield, robust door, three-piece aerodynamic hood, and high-quality dash and interior. There is excellent interior height for a mid-roof sleeper with sufficient head room for a driver or passenger up to 6’ 4” to easily stand up between the seats, Kenworth says, and the optional passenger swivel seat expands the living space into the cab to provide even more comfort for the drivers when parked.

The mid-roof sleeper also features a lift able lower bunk and upper storage units on the sleeper’s back wall, including ample space for drivers to hang their clothes and jackets, or an optional upper bunk for driving teams. A bunk heater, flat screen TV, premium sound system and factory-installed inverter with optional shore power can be selected for additional comfort, the company says.

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