Kenworth T800 adds automatic transmission offerings

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Kenworth has introduced new automatic transmission offerings for customers in construction and shorthaul applications with high horsepower requirements. Customers can order the Kenworth T800 with Allison 4000 and 4500 series transmissions when spec’d with Cummins ISX engines, not to exceed 1,650 lb-ft.

“The new Kenworth T800 configuration offers the benefits of automatic transmissions while also meeting high horsepower requirements,” says Gary Moore, assistant general manager of marketing and sales for the Kirkland, Wash.-based truck maker. “This new offering will strengthen its position with customers to help get the job done in their specific applications.”

The Allison 4000 and 4500 series transmissions are designed for rugged-duty or highway truck operators seeking productivity gains, durability advances and lower cost of ownership over the life of the truck. According to Allison, the transmissions feature torque converter technology designed to provide seamless full power shifts, which help vehicles to work within the best duty-cycle speeds faster and more efficiently, saving times on routes and leading to greater productivity and fuel efficiency.