Peterbilt Motors Company has introduced the new Model 325, the company’s first vehicle dedicated to the specific needs of the Class 5 market.
Applications include vehicle recovery and towing, lease/rental, pick-up and delivery and business services such as parcel delivery, landscaping and construction. The Model 325 begins production in mid-July.
“The new Model 325 is the ideal truck for customers seeking a non-CDL, easy to operate, reliable and affordable truck in the rapidly growing Class 5 segment,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “The Model 325 is the best truck to maximize our customer’s profitability and productivity when considering factors like durability, fuel efficiency, serviceability and the cost of ownership, including future resale value.”
The Model 325 is rated at 19,500 pounds in a straight truck configuration. It is equipped with the new PACCAR PX-6 engine available in 200 HP, 240 HP and 300 HP ratings and torque ratings up to 620 lb.-ft. The Model 325 is standard with front and rear hydraulic disc brakes with ABS and a 6-speed manual transmission. An automatic transmission is available as an option.
The Model 325’s in-frame, bundled wiring and hoses as well as clean frame rails are clear of obstructions and allow for easier body installation for the wide range of medium duty applications, the company says.