Kenworth announced that, commencing in January, the 12-speed PACCAR Automatic Transmission and proper-hand column-mounted shifter will be normal gear on linehaul and regional haul apps of Kenworth’s on-highway flagship T680. The motion completes the Kenworth T680’s changeover to the PACCAR proprietary normal powertrain of motor, transmission and tandem rear axle to optimize performance and driveability.
“The seamless integration of the proprietary PACCAR Transmission with the PACCAR MX-13 motor and PACCAR tandem rear axles in the Kenworth T680 supplies new amounts of fuel financial state and bodyweight cost savings efficiency, and a powertrain 2nd to none supplying rewards to both of those fleets and particular person truck operators,” stated Kurt Swihart, Kenworth advertising and marketing director. “In 2017, approximately 70 per cent of our linehaul customers obtained automatic transmissions, up from about 30 per cent in 2013. We have been given a quite constructive reaction from fleets involved in the PACCAR transmission’s tests and validation application.”
Kenworth’s new column-mounted shifter for the PACCAR Transmission locations equipment range and motor brake controls at the driver’s fingertips for superior ergonomics, comfort and general efficiency. With the shifter proper there on the steering column, the driver does not have to reach for it. This placement also frees up dash area by eliminating motor brake control switches.
The PACCAR Transmission is perfect for linehaul and regional haul apps up to 110,000 lbs. gross auto bodyweight. The PACCAR MX-13 motor is accessible with ratings up to 510 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque. The transmission is up to 105 lbs. lighter than comparable transmissions, allowing for for larger payloads. The PACCAR Transmission also features the finest general equipment ratio coverage and supplies fantastic minimal-speed maneuverability.
The new PACCAR Transmission supplies a 750,000-mile oil change interval that is the longest accessible for linehaul apps. Other options include things like a servicing-no cost clutch, and an internally routed electrical procedure that minimizes exposure to the factors. The fluid stress detection procedure guards the gears from minimal fluid disorders.
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