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Marmon-Herrington Supplies Kenworth T880 with Industry Leading MT-22 Front Drive Steer Axle
Louisville, Ky. (January 23, 2018)
Marmon-Herrington announced today that it has been chosen to supply its MT-22 front drive steer axle for Kenworth’s T880 AWD 6x6 and 8x8 configurations. The MT-22 front drive steer axle further compliments Kenworth’s T880 industry proven capabilities with a high torque, high speed, planetary front drive steer axle. Published GAWR (Gross Axle Weight Rating) for the MT-22 is 22,000 lbs.
The T880 is Kenworth’s flagship work truck and is powered by the quality and reliability of PACCAR’s MX-11 and MX-13 diesel engines, which boast up to 510 horsepower and 1,850 lbs.-ft. of torque. The MT-22 front drive steer axle provides the T880 with AWD capability for severe duty markets where additional traction is required. The MT-22’s double reduction, planetary design allows the axle’s input torque to be distributed across the entire axle as compared to single reduction axles. This torque splitting in the MT-22 allows for the use of a smaller ring and pinion, reducing the size of center section and achieving unparalleled durability.
"We are excited to be part of Kenworth’s T880 AWD program," said Dan Souhan, Sales & Marketing Director for Marmon-Herrington. "The MT-22’s smaller center section design allows customers significant design flexibility, while still gaining additional performance and durability benefits. As demonstrated by the MT-22’s 5G high dynamic shock load capability, the MT-22 delivers the ultimate in toughness.”
Marmon-Herrington’s MT-22 is part of the industry’s only Rapid Response Program. The Rapid Response program allows Kenworth and other customers to receive axles within 30-days or less. The axles are shipped from Marmon-Herrington’s Louisville, KY facility to Kenworth’s Chillicothe assembly plant for final installation. Marmon-Herrington’s Rapid Response Program includes a variety of ratios including: 4.92, 5.29, 5.38, 5.65, and 6.11.
“The Kenworth T880 is the rugged-duty, all-business work truck you can count on. The Marmon MT-22 makes this great truck even greater by adding 6x6 and 8x8 configurations,” said Kurt Swihart, Kenworth Marketing Director. “The addition of these AWD configurations with the MT-22 axle maintains Kenworth’s high standards and customer expectations. Combined with the Marmon-Herrington Rapid Response Program allows Kenworth’s customers get the truck they need when they need it.”
A T880 6x6 with Marmon-Herrington’s MT-22 front drive axle will be on display at the Con-Tech Manufacturing booth # N327 at World of Concrete in Las Vegas, NV January 23 - 26.