The T680 will be built in Chillicothe
Kenworth Truck Company has launching a new model in the T680, and company officials say this further enhances its strong focus on producing trucks supported by the innovative use of technology to increase efficiency and achieve even more precise manufacturing.
The new Kenworth T680 design has a stamped aluminum door that is 30 percent larger, yet lightweight and extremely stiff, making for excellent seal integrity. A pressure relief valve equalizes interior and exterior air pressure to make the door easy to open and close with little effort. Once the door is closed, the T680’s triple seal design minimizes sound transmission.
The manufacturing of the T680 also takes advantage of technology developed for building other Kenworth trucks.
To make the manufacturing process on the Kenworth T680 more efficient, manufacturing teams at the Chillicothe plant developed a two-step plan to adapt the plant for the manufacturing of the Kenworth T680.