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PACCAR Automated Transmission Now Standard

For Kenworth T680 in Linehaul, Regional Haul

KIRKLAND, Wash. – Kenworth announced
today that, beginning in January, the 12-speed
PACCAR Automated Transmission and right-hand
column-mounted shifter will be standard equipment
on linehaul and regional haul applications of
Kenworth’s on-highway flagship T680. The action
completes the Kenworth T680’s transition to the
PACCAR proprietary standard powertrain of
engine, transmission and tandem rear axle to
maximize efficiency and driveability.

PACCAR Transmission

The PACCAR Transmission is ideal for

linehaul and regional haul applications up to
110,000 lbs. gross vehicle weight. The PACCAR
MX-13 engine is available 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 greater payloads. The PACCAR
PACCAR Transmission Transmission also offers the best overall gear ratio
coverage and provides excellent low-speed
“The seamless integration of the proprietary maneuverability.
PACCAR Transmission with the PACCAR MX-13 The new PACCAR Transmission provides a
engine and PACCAR tandem rear axles in the 750,000-mile oil change interval that is the longest
Kenworth T680 provides new levels of fuel available for linehaul applications. Other features
economy and weight savings performance, and a include a maintenance-free clutch, and an internally
powertrain second to none providing benefits to routed electrical system that minimizes exposure to
both fleets and individual truck operators,” said the elements. The fluid pressure detection system
Kurt Swihart, Kenworth marketing director. “In protects the gears from low fluid conditions.
2017, approximately 70 percent of our linehaul Kenworth is The Driver’s Truck™. See what
customers purchased automated transmissions, up drivers are saying at
from about 30 percent in 2013. We’ve received a Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer
very positive response from fleets involved in the of The World’s Best® heavy and medium duty
PACCAR transmission’s testing and validation trucks. Kenworth's Internet home page is at
program.” Kenworth is a PACCAR
Kenworth’s new column-mounted shifter for company.
the PACCAR Transmission places gear selection
and engine brake controls at the driver’s fingertips
for better ergonomics, comfort and overall
performance. With the shifter right there on the
steering column, the driver does not have to reach
for it. This placement also frees up dash space by
eliminating engine brake control switches.
Kenworth Truck Company News Release