Kenworth delivers 250,000th T800 truck

Kenworth Truck Company celebrated the production and delivery of its historic 250,000th T800 truck during a special ceremony at the Kenworth assembly plant in Renton WA.

The landmark T800 was received by Trican Well Service Ltd, which is one of North America's largest providers of oil and gas pumping services and whose headquarters is in Calgary, Alberta. Trican has operations in Canada, the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia, and North Africa.

Trican's Don Luft, president and chief operating officer; and Ben Mikulski, corporate manager of equipment standards and R&M services, were presented with the keys to the new Kenworth T800 by Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and Paccar vice-president. Trican purchased the new T800 from GreatWest Kenworth in Calgary and expects to use the vehicle to transport a massive coil unit in excess of 200,000 lbs in the oilfields of North America.

Trican's tridem, wide-hood T800 is powered with a Cummins ISX15 500-hp engine rated at 1,850 lb-ft of torque at 1,200 rpm and driven by an 18-speed manual transmission. The T800 features the Diamond cab interior with NavPlus, and the 38-inch AeroCab sleeper. Other specifications include a 1,780-square-inch cooling module, Kenworth AG690 rear suspension, Dana Spicer D2000 20,000-lb standard track front axle, 20,000-lb Watson and Chalin steerable pusher axle, factory-installed transmission power takeoff (PTO) and auxiliary split-shaft PTO, and front and rear Bendix air disc brakes.

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