Customizable digital display raises Kenworth T880 driver experience

Kenworth Truck is offering a 15-in. digital display system as standard on T880 and W990 models, following a T680 premier. It provides a significant level of customization and dynamic information content, as drivers adjust views to their preferences. The display is the result of many hours of driver observation, user testing, iterative prototyping and meticulous design work with an eye…

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Mixer- and dump-ready T480 leads new Kenworth Medium Duty Series

As a smaller companion to its T880 flagship model for construction materials delivery, Kenworth Truck has added a light Class 8 vehicle. The T480’s 107.5-in. or 109.5-in. bumper to back of cab length nets concrete mixer or dump packages for operators in urban markets or other environments where site conditions necessitate tight turning radius capability. Like companion Class 5-7 models…

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Mixer- and dump-grade T480 tops Kenworth medium duty series

Sources: Kenworth Truck, Kirkland, Wash.; CP staff As a smaller companion to its T880 flagship model for construction and other vocational applications, Kenworth has added a light Class 8 truck whose 107-in. or 109.5-in. bumper to back of cab length nets concrete mixer or dump packages for operators in urban markets or other environments where site conditions necessitate tight turning…

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CalPortland moves CNG power upstream, from mixers to bulk tankers

Eyeing deliveries throughout southern California, CalPortland Co. is deploying compressed natural gas-powered bulk tankers as part of strategy to capture fuel economy and lower the net greenhouse gas emissions associated with cement production at its Oro Grande plant. The producer has staged 24 CNG-fueled tractors with double bulk trailers along a slow-fill island station and related fueling infrastructure at the…

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Kenworth previews set-forward front axle version of T880 workhorse

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Sources: Kenworth Truck Co., Kirkland, Wash.; CP staff

National Ready Mixed Concrete Association 2016 ConcreteWorks attendees were afforded the first formal showing of the successor to the Kenworth W900S, a longstanding model for mixer trucks running in bridge formula markets. The T880 Set-Forward Front Axle (T880S) was previewed September 18-20 in Nashville and will be among the manufacturer’s 2017 World of Concrete and ConExpo-Con/Agg headline offerings.

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