Kenworth T880S charity truck

T880S auction nets $187,500 for Minnesota-area charities

April 1, 2020
Kenworth, Con-Tech, multiple suppliers team up to provide, equip bridge formula mixer during CONEXPO-CON/AGG

Kenworth Truck Company, Con-Tech Manufacturing and Kenworth of Central Florida recently teamed up to auction a Kenworth T880S bridge formula mixer for charity at the CONEXPO-CON/AGG in Las Vegas NV.

Hatch Concrete in Taylor AZ purchased the truck for $187,500 at the Ritchie Bros auction, and all proceeds from the sale went to the Ronald McDonald House in Rochester MN, Make-a-Wish Minnesota, the St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project, Kenworth said.

“This special fundraising project was a great opportunity for Hatch Concrete,” said Jared Hatch, Hatch Concrete vice president, who placed the winning bid at the live auction. “We went into the auction with a strong commitment to submit the winning bid for the Kenworth T880S mixer. It isn’t often that you can buy a truck and directly help children and veterans in a significant way through Ronald McDonald House, Make-a-Wish, St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital and the Wounded Warrior Project.

“We look forward to putting the T880S mixer into service.”

The T880S with set-forward front axle is the go-to configuration for mixer customers required to comply with federal bridge formulas, Kenworth said. The T880S is equipped with a PACCAR MX-11 engine rated at 430 horsepower and 1,650 pound-feet of torque, and Con-Tech BridgeKing 11-cubic-yard mixer package with high-performance drum.

“The $187,500 donation for these exceptional charities resulted from an outstanding industry effort by Kenworth, Con-Tech Manufacturing and Kenworth of Central Florida, along with our other valued supplier partners,” said Laura Bloch, Kenworth assistant general manager for sales and marketing.

“This important fundraising project produced a tremendous donation, promoted the work of these outstanding organizations, and energized the concrete industry,” said Dan Welsh, president of Con-Tech in Dodge Center MN.

Other contributing supplier partners for the T880S charity truck were Alcoa (aluminum wheels), Allison (7-speed automatic transmission), Bridgestone (tires), Hendrickson (46K rear suspension), Meritor (20K front axle and 46K rear axles), and Watson & Chalin (13.5K steerable lift axle).

“It was very gratifying to be involved in this special project and assist these four outstanding organizations with excellent financial support,” said Rob Sutton, Kenworth of Central Florida dealer principal.

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