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Peterbilt, Heil offer truck body program

PETERBILT AND HEIL are joining forces to sell completed dump trucks through Peterbilt truck dealers.

Announced at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Kentucky, March 21 to 23, 2002, the Peterbilt/Heil Integrated Body Program allows customers to visit their local Peterbilt dealership to order a truck with a Heil dump body. The chassis and body packages are available with expedited delivery times. Customers receive a single invoice.

“Contractors often need to upgrade and expand their fleets quickly,” says Nick Panza, general manager of Peterbilt and vice-president of PACCAR. “The new program provides Peterbilt customers with a single, central source for acquiring a complete, ready-to-work piece of equipment in a short period of time and at competitive pricing.”

Panza added that Peterbilt dealerships are specially trained and equipped to help customers spec a chassis and dump body configuration that best meets application and geographic requirements, including weight distribution and bridge laws.

Peterbilt also announced a new modular cooling system that will be standard equipment on most Peterbilt trucks. The company developed the new system to meet the increased heat rejection requirements of engines — the result of exhaust gas recirculation required to meet the October 2002 emission standards.

The new cooling system places the radiator and the charge air cooler in separate portions of the air stream entering the vehicle grille. In the new system, components are placed one on top of the other. The charge air cooler takes the top position with the engine radiator filling the rest of the space. The modular design improves cooling efficiency by up to 35% compared to conventional cooling systems that place the charge air cooler in front of the radiator, Peterbilt says.

Other changes for Peterbilt include:

  • The Model 330 now can be purchased with Allison 2000 and 2400 series five-speed automatic transmissions. The Allison 2000 Series can handle up to 30,000 lb GCW, and the 2400 Series transmission is designed for trucks with gross weight ratings up to 26,000 lb. Both transmissions have a torque capacity of 545 lb/ft.

  • Class 6 Model 330s can be ordered with hydraulic brakes as an option. The hydraulic brakes package comes with a new Bosch axle-mounted driveline parking brake as standard equipment.

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