Are you in the market for a Kenworth T680, Kenworth T880 or Kenworth W990 truck? These heavy duty models now feature new Kenworth transmission options available for order. In this edition of the Papé Kenworth blog, let’s take a look at these new Kenworth transmission options.
New Transmissions for Class 8 Heavy Duty Trucks
Earlier this fall, Kenworth announced that the new PACCAR TX-18 and PACCAR TX-18 Pro automated transmissions are now available for order. These transmission models’ predecessor, the PACCAR TX-12 was designed to be the most efficient on-highway automated transmission, and the TX-18 offers that same efficiency with additional capabilities, especially for heavy on-highway use.
PACCAR TX-18 & PACCAR TX-18 Pro Features
The TX-18 and TX-18 Pro transmissions feature:
- 510 HP
- 1,850 lbs-feet torque capacity
- 140,000 pounds of gross combination vehicle weight (GCVW)
Both the TX-18 and TX-18 Pro feature a maintenance-free clutch, reducing maintenance costs and frequency. For on-highway use, maintenance intervals are either 5 years or 500k miles; for vocational use, maintenance intervals are 3 years or 250k miles.
Utilizing the column-mounted right-hand shifter, the TX-18 and TX-18 Pro shifters have gear selection and engine brake controls at the driver’s fingertips. This improves overall performance, safety, and ergonomic control over the truck’s basic operations.
Improvements and additional speeds offer versatility and additional maneuverability, which is key for large heavy-duty trucks. The TX-18 transmission series offers a range of operating applications, improving maneuverability around job sites. The TX018 has three reverse gears and the TX-18 Pro has six reverse gears.
Kenworth Heavy Duty Trucks
Papé Kenworth is proud to provide customers with the most cutting edge trucks and technology for their fleet. If you’re looking to boost the efficiency, maneuverability, and longevity of your trucks with heavy-use applications, choose one of Kenworths new transmission models available for order.
To learn more about the specifics of our heavy duty trucks, hop on over to our recent feature about the Kenworth T680E, the impressive T680 interior, and browse our inventory of new heavy duty trucks. If you’re looking for something more on the medium duty range, explore Kenworth’s new medium duty line.
Parts Store & More
Papé Kenworth is here to keep you and your fleet moving. If you need specific parts replacements, our parts specialists can assist. Or if you need consultation on expanding your fleet, we’re here to help. Reach out to Papé Kenworth or visit us directly at one of our locations. We look forward to serving you!