Kenworth T880

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The work you do requires everything you’ve got and then some. Same for your trucks and the people who drive them. With the T880, you’ve got a dependable, versatile vehicle capable of performing your toughest jobs. Day in, day out. A truck designed at its core with the strength, stamina and operating economy you need to move your business ahead. Bulk tractor. Tanker. Dump truck. Mixer. Heavy hauler. Refuse truck. Logger. The next time your job requires maximum effort, dispatch the one truck that’s equipped to handle it: your Kenworth T880. It’s The World’s Best® way to get work done.

Driver Performance Technologies

For optimal driver performance, the T880 is fully loaded with innovative features such as Kenworth Driver Performance Assistant, Predictive Cruise Control, Adaptive Cruise Control.

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Kenworth T880 Driver Performance Technologies

Connected Truck

When you need real-time diagnostics to maximize uptime, Kenworth TruckTech+ and NAV+HD comes equipped in the T880.

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Kenworth T880 Connected Truck

PremierCare Gold Certified

When your T880 truck needs attention, PremierCare Gold Certified dealers provide quick professional service.

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T880 Kenworth PremierCare Gold Certified

Kenworth T880 Features Video

The next time your job requires maximum effort, dispatch the one truck that’s equipped to handle it: your T880.

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Build Your Own Kenworth T880 Body

Everything you need to know to help you design the T880 that’s exactly right for you.

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2016 Kenworth T880 Body Builder Manual

Proficient, Tough Engine Options

The T880 is available with the industry-leading PACCAR MX-13 and MX-11.

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Kenworth T880 Paccar MX-13 Engine


Advanced technology and street-smart design – sloped hood, fuel-efficient drive train, aerodynamic and job-specific options, unconventional maneuverability and supremely comfortable driving environment – make a Kenworth T880 the ideal business partner. Spec it lean for payload-hungry applications. Dress it down in a no-frills day cab configuration. Or order it as a decked out thoroughbred with factoryinstalled, signature-setting Kenworth exclusives.

Kenworth T880 5 piece hood

Made of durable Metton, the 5-piece T880 hood offers bolton fenders for quick replacement to get you back on the work site. Each fender can be replaced in less than two hours.

Kenworth T880 Pre-cleaner

The optional pre-cleaner is a great addition when operating in dusty environments like feed lots, road building or ready-mix operations.

Kenworth T880 Fender Close-Out Accessory

Keep dirt, mud and spray at bay with Kenworth’s optional forward fender close-out accessory, a great idea when you’re running off the beaten path or with bigger tires.

Kenworth T880 Halogen Headlights

Complex reflector halogen headlights offer the lighting performance of projector beam systems without the extra cost. Designed with extra thick polycarbonate lens and UV inhibitor, the headlamps will stand up to years of service without any complaints.

Kenworth T880 Door Assembly

Open the door on a T880 and you’ll notice a marked difference in how Kenworth defines comfort. The door pad, for example, presents a soft, low-gloss finish and the look of fine hand craftsmanship. Robust and extraordinarily strong, the door is triple sealed against the elements and road noise.

Kenworth T880 Aerodynamic Side Mirrors

Robust aerodynamic side mirrors are cowl mounted for better stability and located further forward and lower to optimize rearward visibility. The convex portion is 37% larger than Kenworth’s standard convex mirror design.

Engine Options

Powering the Kenworth T880 are the high quality and reliability of the PACCAR MX engines. The 12.9-liter PACCAR MX-13 engine is designed to meet the demands of linehaul heavy duty truck applications — delivering the increased horsepower and torque needed to move large payloads with ease, even on steep grades. The 10.8-liter, six-cylinder, in-line PACCAR MX-11 engine is perfect for weight sensitive pickup and delivery, less-than truckload and regional applications.

Paccar MX-13

Kenworth T880 Paccar MX-13

MX-13 Ratings

Engine HorsepowerPeak Torque lb-ft @ rpm
3801,450 @ 1,000
4051,450 @ 1,000
4051,550/1,750 @ 1,000*
4301,550 @ 1,000
4301,550/1,750 @ 1,000*
4551,650 @ 1,000
4551,550/1,750 @ 1,000*
4851,650 @ 1,000
5001,850 @ 1,100

Paccar MX-11

Kenworth T880 Paccar MX-11

MX-11 Ratings

Engine HorsepowerPeak Torque lb-ft @ rpm
3551,250 @ 1,000
3751,350 @ 1,000
3851,450 @ 1,000
4251,450 @ 1,000
4301,350/1,550 @ 1,000*
4301,550 @ 1,000

Powertrain and Chassis

If you use heavy-duty trucks to get a heavy job done, depend on the rock-solid foundation of Kenworth engineering. It’s the reason your T880 will likely be more productive, less expensive to maintain and more satisfying to drive than any other truck you’ve ever owned.

Kenworth T880 Chassis

PACCAR MX-11 and MX-13 Engines

• High durability engine for rugged applications
• High pressure common rail fuel system
• Compacted graphite iron (CGI) material for improved strength and reduced weight


• Eaton Ultrashift Plus automated transmissions
• Fuller manual transmissions
• Allison automatic transmissions
• Options tailored to specific chassis needs

Exhaust System/Aftertreatment

• High-route piping to increase ground clearance
• Right-hand under cab (RHUC) DPF & SCR with optimized
packaging to provide clear back-of-cab options
• Variety of tailpipe options to meet application needs
• Clear back of cab DEF system to minimize frame space

Fuel System

• 45-177 Gallon tanks in 22”, 24.5”, Or 28.5” diameters
• Heavy duty 7” strap options for excellent appearance
• Highly-polished options to dress-up the chassis
• Raised options for additional ground clearance
• Air disc brakes or drum brakes to meet stopping distance requirements

Lift Axles

• Factory-installed and warrantied options from Watson & Chalin
• 8K, 10k, 13.5K, 20k, and 23k steerable axles available
• 23K non-steerable (rigid) axles available
• Ride height optimized to provide best ground clearance available

Rear Suspension

• Kenworth Airglide™ suspensions to match intended service (low-cost, lightweight, and highly durable options available)
• Hendrickson, Neway, Chalmers, and Reyco mechanical and air suspension systems also available
• Single, tandem, or tridem installations with up to 26,000-lb rating per axle from Meritor or Dana
• Air disc brakes or drum brakes to meet stopping distance requirements

Front Suspension

• 12K-22K axles from Meritor or Dana
• Taperleaf springs designed for durability and optimized for smooth operation
• Steering system integrated to provide outstanding maneuverability with minimal effort


• Aluminum or steel tapered or channel options
• Painted, polished or chrome options
• Box bumper for heavy-duty applications
• Center-mounted or removable tow hook options

Chassis Crossmembers

• Backbone of the rugged, durable chassis
• Lightweight, durable 1-piece aluminum crossmembers standard
• Optional 5-piece aluminum or steel bolted crossmembers
• Customizable locations including clear-space requirements to meet body installation needs


No matter how many trucks you own, this is the one your drivers will line up for. Inside the striking exterior of the T880 is a quiet, spacious, state-of-the-art control center that fits professionals of every shape and size. The superior quality, craftsmanship, fit and finish of the wide and wide-open interior is easy to see, but it’s the driving experience that truly distinguishes the T880 from every other work truck you’ve ever known.

40 Inch Flat Top Sleeper


For applications where length and tare weight are at a premium, Kenworth’s 40-inch sleeper is a perfect match. It offers a compact, yet comfortable sleeping environment, 22 cubic feet of storage space, overhead shelves, a cell phone cubby and extra large coat hooks specifically designed to hold hard hats as well as coats.


52 Inch Mid-Roof Sleeper


When the schedule requires a layover, the Kenworth’s 52-inch sleeper is a welcome sanctuary. It measures 94 inches wide with a generous walk-through and stand-up-and-stretch headroom. Also available with an aerodynamic roof fairing.


76 Inch Mid-Roof Sleeper


For lower-profile and weight-sensitive applications, the Kenworth T880 with a 76-inch mid-roof sleeper can be ordered with either the optional back wall storage system or folding upper bunk to meet your individual needs.


76 Inch Mid-Roof Sleeper Options

Kenworth trucks are still custom-built from the ground up to match your specifications, your loads and your lifestyle. Resulting in a superior level of craftsmanship and luxury. Along with more amenities, interior configurations and choices. It’s why the T880 is the driver’s truck. Personalize your 76-inch sleeper with the following options to create a customized “fit” to meet your needs.


Sturdy work/ dining table swivels for easy access from bunk or passenger seat (which rotates 105 degrees).


A spacious on-top organizer for keys, cell phone and other necessities; hand-hold cubby for stable access to upper bunk.


TV wall mount for flat screen monitors up to 23 inches; extends and revolves for viewing from anywhere.


Large capacity, drawer-style refrigerator/freezer mounted at mid-level for wide open access without bending over.


Upper storage unit includes a tie-down to accommodate your microwave; inverter optional.


A larger under-wardrobe cabinet shown with optional door; easily removable for added convenience.

Interior Colors and Options

The T880 is available in two interior trim levels, the Vantage and the Diamond VIT. Offered in Slate Gray or Tan, either choice comes with three shades of vinyl plus a complementary trim color.

Vantage Interior
Diamond VIT Interior

Kenworth Seats

As a true driver’s truck, the T880 offers The World’s Best seating arrangements – superior in comfort, adjustability, ride suspension and personal climate control. Upholstery choices include durable vinyl, cloth, Ultraleather and premium leather coverings.

Key Features and Options
Advanced SuspensionBenefit
Micro Adjustable DampingSet exactly the ride feel you want.
Suspension Travel Protection ZoneAvoid harsh bump stops.
Base Extension with Independent Full TiltOptimize both leg comfort and recline angle.
Weight Compensating Auto Level and MemoryNo need to readjust for different size drivers.
Height Independent AdjustabilityMaximum comfort at all heights.
Upper Back AdjustabilityProvides spine-matching contouring.
Adjustable Side BolstersCustomizable side-to-side support.
HeatingWarmth in the winter.
CoolingCooling comfort in the summer.
Replaceable CushionsKeep your seats looking and feeling new.
Adjustability and Comfort Features
Seat Covering Options
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