Kenworth gurus I need your insight on specing a truck?

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  1. IH Branded

    IH Branded Medium Load Member

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    Have a T660 and really like it. Have 62" sleeper that I like. If I go with a 680 or 880 sleeper options are 52 or 76 or basically too small or too big. We are regional.
    Can still get a new T800.
    Seems odd they added models and only dropped the 660 which seems more aerodynamic than the 800.
    Is there anything that has been improved in the 680/880 over 660/800 that a guy should lean that way? Resale would be better on which?
    The salesman said they are flirting with bringing back the 660 for a retro build for a while? Anybody else hear that?
     
  2. pavrom

    pavrom Road Train Member

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    I have 660 ...but i like 680 more ...wider cab , dont care much about sleeper size though
     
  3. Singh181

    Singh181 Bobtail Member

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    Go with the T800 hands down the best and most versatile truck there is. The t680/880 have a wider cab and different dash layout which are nice in there own but the old narrow cab on the T800 are just like a nice glove fit. The only thing that I don't like about the T680/880 is that they don't offer a 2 piece windshield which you can on the T800.
     
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  4. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    T800 is my 2nd favourite KW model (C500 is #1).

    I don't know about resale. A guy who is looking for a vocational type truck likely wouldn't touch a 660/680. But one of those dry van hauling MPG chasers probably wouldn't give a T800 a 2nd glance. 2 different classes of truck IMO.
     
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  5. Bean Jr.

    Bean Jr. Road Train Member

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    The way of measuring sleeper size has changed. I've been told that what used to be 60" sleeper, measured from the front wall of a modular sleeper is now a 76" sleeper, measured from where the back wall would be if it were a modular sleeper.
     
  6. Brettj3876

    Brettj3876 Road Train Member

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    I've driven heavy spec oilfield T800s liked them a lot. 8 bag 46k full lockers
     
  7. spsauerland

    spsauerland Road Train Member

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    What is trucks intended use? And F.Y.I., they were building some of T800's in Mexico since Chillicothe went to all T680/T880/W990.
     
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  8. Troy_

    Troy_ Medium Load Member

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    lol...a C500 with a nice bush bumper might just be the pandemic power unit of choice. why have a flyswatter when you can wield a sledgehammer...
     
  9. AModelCat

    AModelCat Road Train Member

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    In that case, HDX Hayes!
     
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  10. Troy_

    Troy_ Medium Load Member

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    hahaha post apocalypse maybe
     
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