First introduced in 1986, the Kenworth T800 added a set back front axle, for maximum payload and maneuverability, was geared for more heaveyduty operations, and suitable for on or off highway use. It for for these reasons, the Kenworth T800 was chosen in 1991 to be a part of the relocation of a rare SR71 Blackbird spyplane. The T800, armed with a 460 horsepower Caterpillar engine, and a specially made 73 foot Trail King trailer, transported the fuselage from it’s hanger in the Mojave Desert to it’s new home at Seattle’s Museum of Flight. Since then, the Kenworth T800 has maintained it’s reputation for strength and durability. The Kenworth T800 is truly a king of the road.
Information in this article is based on information gathered from the Kenworth website.