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March 11, 2020 12:15 PM, EDT

Kenworth Announces New Twin Steer Configuration

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Kenworth Truck Co., a unit of Paccar Inc., announced a new factory-installed twin steer configuration for its Kenworth T880 intended for crane, mixer and other vocational applications that require 86-inch axle spacing to meet local bridge laws and enhance overall load-carrying capacity.

The T880 Twin Steer is standard with a 116.7-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab short hood optimized for the Paccar MX engine family.

The 122.6-inch standard BBC hood is an option for the MX-13 and the optional Cummins X15 engine. A back-of-cab vertical DPF/SCR exhaust system is required with the Paccar MX-13 and MX-11 diesel engines.

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The Kenworth T880 Twin Steer provides 40,000-pound rated front axles, springs and steering gears. The front suspension is equalized between the front and rear steer axles for greater driver comfort and payload distribution, according to the Kirkland, Wash.-based company.

The Kenworth vocational lineup also features a T880S Twin Steer model with set-forward front axles and 61-inch axle spread to maximize payload. That model was introduced in 2018. — Transport Topics

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