Kenworth Truck Company announced today that its fuel-efficient Kenworth T680 is now available for order with a natural gas powered engine.
The Kenworth T680 in day cab, 52 in. mid-roof sleeper and 76 in. sleeper configurations now can be specified with the factory-installed Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine rated up to 400 hp and 1450 lb-ft of torque. The ISX12 G requires a single fuel source and can run on either CNG or LNG.
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 works with such companies as Agility Fuel Systems, Trilogy Engineered Solutions, and McNeilus to provide natural gas tanks and fuelling systems.
"The new, natural-gas powered Kenworth T680 especially appeals to truck fleets and operators interested in low cost of operation opportunities from the effective combination of the T680's fuel-saving aerodynamics and cost-efficient natural gas fuel," said Andy Douglas, Kenworth national sales manager for specialty markets.
Since entering production two years ago, the Kenworth T680 has become Kenworth most popular truck of choice for fleets interested in excellent fuel economy and outstanding driver comfort features. The T680 was introduced in day cab and 76-inch sleeper configurations, and a 52 in. mid-roof sleeper option was added last year.
Kenworth displayed a T680 52 in. sleeper equipped with the Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine powered by compressed natural gas (CNG) at this year's Mid-America Trucking Show and at the annual Alternative Clean Transportation (ACT) Expo. Kenworth also offers the ISX12 G in the Kenworth T660 and the Kenworth T800 short hood with a 116.5 in. BBC.
Adapted from press release by Ted Monroe
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