If you’re in the market for a new class 8 truck for your fleet, both the Kenworth T680 and the Kenworth T880 fit the bill. Both are great options and choosing the right one really comes down to your application. We’ll go over the similarities and differences between the two heavy duty trucks and help you decide which one is right for your needs.
The Kenworth T680 and Kenworth T880 are both class 8 trucks. While the design on the exterior might look a little different, under the hood, both these trucks come standard with the same Paccar MX-13, 12.9-liter engine and Paccar 12-speed automatic transmission. They have the same wheels and tires and are built on the exact same frame.
With all those similarities, what exactly is different about these two heavy duty trucks? The first difference you’ll notice when looking at these two models is the design of the hood. On the Kenworth T680, the hood is optimized for airflow to ensure the ultimate fuel efficiency and aerodynamics. On the Kenworth T880 the hood design allows for a set-back front axle configuration creating a strong and stable foundation for tough-duty applications like logging and construction.
The other significant difference is the way these trucks can be spec’d for particular applications. With multiplexed switches and enhanced PTO capabilities, the Kenworth T880 is the ultimate truck for vocational usage. The Kenworth T680 is better suited to linehaul/highway fleets with features like adaptive cruise control, lane departure warning, collision mitigation, and side object detection.
T680 vs. T880
Which of these two class 8 trucks is right for your fleet? Well, it just depends on your application. Highway fleet owners choose the Kenworth T680 for its aerodynamic design and driver friendly features. For fleets that need a dump trucks, cement mixer, logger, or lowboy, you can’t go wrong with the Kenworth T880.
Contact your local Kenworth dealer, Papé Kenworth, for a quote on a new Kenworth T680 or T880 today.