Kenworth T680

By John Pospischil on January 9, 2015 Kenworth T680

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Kenworth T680

Kenworth T680

With fuel prices being what they are and the everyday stresses that a driver faces while on the road, who couldn’t use better fuel efficiency and more comfort in the cab?

Kenworth’s T680 delivers on both fronts! First we will talk about fuel mileage. There are two really great ways that the T680 works to get you more miles out of every dollar of fuel you paid for. The first is aerodynamics, everyone knows that drag can really drive down fuel economy and Kenworth worked tirelessly to make the T680 the most aerodynamic tractor it has ever built.

Part of the way Kenworth achieved these results is by using skirts around the rear and top of the tractor to create an area for the trailer to draft in, greatly reducing drag and improving fuel economy. This is just one of the aerodynamic tricks the T680 has up its sleeve; Kenworth looked at every body panel and even developed mud flaps that are more aerodynamic!

The second thing that can save you money on fuel is reducing the weight of the tractor itself. As we mentioned in last week’s Thoughts on Trucks blog, the MX13 Paccar engine has several innovations that lower the center of gravity of the engine and reduce the weight of the engine all while improving strength and reliability. Another innovation available on the T680, such as the Kenworth Idle Management System, can save a long haul OTR truck $3,000 to $4,000 per year in fuel costs by using a battery system to heat and cool the cab in all types of weather without the truck idling. This system has a small footprint, is easy to use and you don’t have to give up the storage space under the bunk. Combine this with super singles, Eaton Fuller Automatic Transmission and the 2×4 drive system, which will alone save 600lbs of weight from your tractor and the fuel savings pile up quickly!

Now to comfort, we all know how challenging it can be to be in the seat. Have you ever gotten in a cab and just been unable to get into a good driving position or you find yourself forever messing with the HVAC controls? The Kenworth T680 can make your life easier on both counts.

The Kenworth T680 offers a 40% reduction in road noise inside the cab, giving you a more quite environment so that you can keep your focus on the road, in addition the folks at Kenworth worked hard to make sure that anyone could find a comfortable driving position by offering a slew of adjustable features and an ergonomic, driver friendly environment.

The T680 has an automatic climate control system available; simply pick a temperature that you are comfortable with and the T680 does the rest! The filters are easy to get to for maintenance and the system is reliable and efficient.

These are just as few of the reasons many of our customers prefer the T680, we are sure that if you take a look at the T680 you will find a reason to love one too. For more information contact