Flagship Vocational Model May Now be Specified with the ISX12 G Engine
Kenworth has added natural gas as an option for its new T880, the Paccar company’s flagship vocational truck.
Kenworth T880 day cab and 52-inch mid-roof sleeper variations now may be specified with the factory-installed 400-horsepower Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine with 1,450 foot pounds of torque.
“The natural gas option is ideal for Kenworth T880 dump trucks, mixer, refuse, pickup and delivery vehicles, and other applications operating with up to a maximum of 80,000-pound gross combined vehicle weight,” Kenworth says.
CNG or LNG
The Cummins Westport ISX12 G can run on either compressed natural gas or liquefied natural gas fuel. The engine uses a maintenance-free, three-way catalyst, Kenworth notes, and does not require a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank, diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology.
Kenworth says it works with such companies as Agility Fuel Systems, Trilogy Engineered Solutions, and McNeilus to provide natural gas tanks and fueling systems.
“Kenworth continually expands our product offerings to meet customer needs and requirements,” Kenworth marketing director Kurt Swihart says in a Monday release.
Manual and Automatic Transmission Options
“The new, natural-gas powered Kenworth T880 especially appeals to vocational fleets and truck operators interested in the T880’s excellent durability, reliability and driver comfort combined with cost-efficient natural gas.”
The Kenworth T880 entered full production at late 2013.
ISX12 G-powered T880s are available with manual, automatic and Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission options, including the 10-speed LAS and 13-speed MHP series.
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