Differences Between Kenworth's T880 and T880S Trucks


Kenworth’s T880 truck is a dependable, versatile vehicle capable of performing even your toughest jobs. With the T880S entering the scene in early 2017, many have asked for clarification on the differences between the standard T880 and its newest configuration. We break it down:

The T880 is one of the most versatile vehicles to ever roll off an assembly line. It’s an ideal business partner, featuring the PACCAR MX engine, a sloped hood, fuel-efficient drivetrain, aerodynamic and job-specific options, unconventional maneuverability and comfortable driving environment.

Ideal applications: Dump, logging, heavy haul, wrecker/recovery, refuse

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This new configuration comes with the same features as the T880. The “S” in T880S stands for “set-forward front axle.” The axle ranges from 14,600 to 22,800 lbs. and is standard with the PACCAR engine with up to 510-hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque. The T880S has several best-in-class bumper to back-of-cab dimensions, including:

  • 28-inch setting
  • 29.5-inch setting (typically seen in dump applications)
  • 31.5-inch setting with a sturdy box bumper

These dimensions provide the flexibility for customers to meet Bridge Formula requirements while staying under the 40-ft. length limit. Single, tandem or tridem drive axles and a variety of factory-installed lift axles are among a range of additional options available on this truck to meet your demanding jobsite requirements.

Ideal applications: Ready-mix, dump, crane, municipal

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