KIRKLAND, Wash. — Kenworth Truck Co. celebrated the production and delivery of its historic 250,000th Kenworth T800 truck during a special ceremony at the Kenworth assembly plant in Renton, Wash.
The landmark Kenworth 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 located in Calgary, Alberta, Canada. Trican has operations in Canada, the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and North Africa.
“Kenworth celebrated the T800’s 25th anniversary last year, and now we celebrate another significant milestone – the 250,000th T800. We thank Trican for being a strong T800 supporter and a loyal Kenworth customer,” Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president, said.
Moore presented the keys to the truck to Trican’s Don Luft, president and chief operating officer, and Ben Mikulski, corporate manager of equipment standards and R&M services. 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 pounds 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 Kenworth NavPlus and the Kenworth 38-inch AeroCab sleeper. Other specifications of interest include Kenworth’s large, 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.
Trican provides a comprehensive array of specialized products, equipment and services that are used during the exploration and development of oil and gas reserves.
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