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Kenworth Celebrates Historic 250,000th Kenworth T800, Trican Receives Landmark Truck in Special Ceremony
Event Hosted by Kenworth Assembly Plant in Renton, Washington
KIRKLAND, Wash., April 13, 2012 - Kenworth Truck Company 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, Alb. Trican has operations in Canada, the United States, Russia, Kazakhstan, Australia and North Africa.
"The Kenworth T800 is a versatile, hard-working truck that customers can count upon in a diversity of demanding vocational and on-highway applications," said Gary Moore, Kenworth general manager and PACCAR vice president. "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."
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. 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. The Kenworth T800 has become Trican's truck of choice for its versatility, reliability and high maneuverability.
"The Kenworth T800 has been a very high-performing, productive truck for Trican since we began purchasing T800s about 15 years ago," Luft said. "It's a special moment to receive the 250,000th T800. We certainly appreciate the efforts of Kenworth and its employees to provide us with excellent trucks that get the job done in our tough, demanding applications in the oilfields."
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. For more information, visit Trican's website in Canada (www.trican.ca) or the United States (www.trican.us).
Kenworth Truck Company is the manufacturer of The World's Best® heavy and medium duty trucks. Kenworth is an industry leader in providing fuel-saving technology solutions that help increase fuel efficiency and reduce emissions. The company's dedication to the green fleet includes aerodynamic trucks, compressed and liquefied natural gas trucks, and medium duty diesel-electric hybrids. Kenworth is the only truck manufacturer to receive the Environmental Protection Agency's Clean Air Excellence award in recognition of its environmentally friendly products. In addition, the fuel-efficient Kenworth T700 equipped with the low-emission PACCAR MX engine was named the 2011 Heavy Duty Commercial Truck of the Year by the American Truck Dealers. Kenworth is also the recipient of the 2011 J.D. Power and Associates award for Highest in Customer Satisfaction for Heavy Duty Truck Dealer Service. Kenworth's Internet home page is at www.kenworth.com. Kenworth. A PACCAR Company.