Kenworth adding AWD spec to T880

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Updated Mar 8, 2017
Kenworth’s T880 featuring a 40-inch sleeper.Kenworth’s T880 featuring a 40-inch sleeper.

Kenworth has added an all-wheel drive configuration to its T880, the company announced Tuesday.

The front drive axle is installed at the Kenworth factory, which Kenworth Marketing Director Kurt Swihart says speeds delivery time and saves costs.

“We see our all-wheel drive T880 being used in oil fields, configured as an off-road crane, in utility and construction work, or used with municipalities and fire/rescue,” he adds.

The Marmon Herrington MT-22 front drive axle is available in a 6×6 or 8×8 Class 8 configuration with a capacity rating up to 22,000 pounds. The all-wheel drive configuration requires a Fabco transfer case, and can be specified with Fabco’s 1-speed TC-142 or 2-speed TC-143 transfer case, depending on customer requirements.