Kenworth Adds Natural Gas Option
Kenworth Truck Co is adding a natural gas option for the Kenworth T880, the compan’s flagship vocational truck.
The Kenworth T880 day cab and 52-in. mid-roof sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G 400 hp natural gas engine with 1450 lb.ft. of torque. The ISX12 G is available with manual, automatic and Eaton UltraShift Plus transmission options, including 10-speed LAS and 13-speed MHP series.
The natural gas option is aimed at Kenworth T880 dump trucks, mixer, refuse, pickup and delivery vehicles, and other applications operating with up to a maximum of 80,000 lb. gross combined vehicle weight (GCVW).
The Cummins Westport ISX12 G can run on either compressed natural gas (CNG) or liquefied natural gas )LNG) fuel systems. The engine uses a maintenance-free, three-way catalyst and does not require a diesel exhaust fluid (DEF) tank, diesel particulate filter (DPF) or selective catalytic reduction (SCR) technology. Kenworth said it works with such companies as Agility Fuel Systems, Trilogy Engineered Solutions, and McNeilus to provide natural gas tanks and fueling systems.