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Redesigned cab on Peterbilt 567

NTEA Truck Product Conference 2014 report

PETERBILT’S new Model 567 has been specifically designed to provide rugged durability to endure the harshest of vocational applications in dump, logging, and construction.

The new aluminum cab structure is stronger for long-lasting endurance and comes standard to meet severe-service requirements. The durable Metton hood is lightweight and strong, withstanding impacts that would shatter or crack fiberglass, and opens a full 90 degrees for easier access to key service points for improved serviceability.

“The foundation of every truck is going to be a good, solid cab,” said Wesley Slavin, market manager for medium-duty products. “This is all-aluminum cab. It has double-side walls. It’s aluminum, so it’s corrosion-resistant, and will be very strong.”

Peterbilt now offers a compressed natural gas (CNG) configuration for the Model 567, providing vocational customers with new state-of-the-art CNG systems. The Cummins Westport ISX12 G engine complies with all EPA 2013 and CARB emission regulations and is available with ratings of 320-400 horsepower and 1150-1450 lb-ft of torque.

The PACCAR MX-13 engine exceeds the demands of vocational heavy-duty truck applications. Power offerings are expanded with the addition of a 500-horsepower rating with 1850 lb-ft of torque.

The 567 is available in a set-back front-axle configuration for increased maneuverability and optimized weight distribution and with steer axle ratings up to 22,000 lbs. The 567 also offers single, tandem, or tridem drive axles and a variety of lift axles for added versatility. It’s available with a 115” or 121” BBC and as a day cab or with a selection of detachable sleeper configurations.

On the job, the sloped hood and large, one-piece windshield provide greater visibility. Pod-mounted headlamps are durable, corrosion resistant and cost-effective to replace. They feature projector module low beam and halogen reflector high beam.

The 567’s interior features a fully adjustable steering column and plenty of leg room under the dash. The multi-functional steering wheel features convenient access to cruise control and audio controls. Switches are backlit for enhanced nighttime visibility.

The Model 337 is available as a Class 7 truck or tractor with a GVW up to 33,000 lbs. With a full range of suspensions and in an all-wheel-drive configuration, the 337 delivers an ideal match for applications such as wrecker, tanker, beverage delivery, and municipal utilities.

It’s available with either the PACCAR PX-7 or the PACCAR PX-9. The 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-7 is available in horsepower ratings from 200 to 360 hp and offers up to 800 lb-ft of torque. The 8.9-liter PACCAR PX-9 has one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in its class (260-380 hp), with heavy-duty features like replaceable wet liners, roller cam followers, bypass oil filtration, and targeted piston-cooling.

Like the 567, the 337 is constructed with an all-aluminum cab that is lightweight for fuel efficiency and corrosion-resistant for durability, and has a Metton hood.

The LED backlit gauges readily communicate systems status and are designed to reduce eye strain. The standard driver’s in-dash display includes virtual gauges and truck, trip and performance information in driver-selectable English, French, or Spanish. The optional diesel electric hybrid controls provide real-time feedback to the driver, encouraging optimal driving style and maximizing efficiency.

The Model 348 was designed to exceed the rigid demands of Class 7 and Class 8 specialty application markets that require rugged durability and a wide range of optional content. It represents a multi-dimensional performer with a GVW from 33,000 to 66,000 lbs and optional capacity ratings to suit almost any vocation. The 348 is also available in a specifically designed all-wheel-drive configuration.

The 348 is available as an electric hybrid with the Eaton Hybrid Electric System. This system features a hybrid drive unit, which includes a 340-volt motor/generator, an Eaton UltraShift transmission and an automatic linear clutch actuator. When the diesel engine is combined with the Hybrid drive unit, the power is boosted to 320 hp and a torque limited 860 lb-ft of torque.

The ergonomic dash features LED backlit gauges that are easy to read, a driver information display for critical vehicle data and rocker switches within easy reach. Power controls for door locks and power windows are conveniently located in the door panel, and a multi-functional turnstalk and easy-to-read driver information center provide a comfortable, ergonomic driver environment.

Peterbilt has introduced an all-new Model 220 to its medium-duty COE lineup that features numerous interior and exterior enhancements to increase driver productivity, safety, and durability. Additionally, the new product will be equipped with a new electronic braking system (EBS) that provides quicker responsiveness and an improved braking feel.

The all-new cab features a completely redesigned interior that includes an interactive, five-inch color display module that provides information on vehicle and driver performance. It also features advice for the operator on ways to improve in areas such as increasing fuel efficiency and reducing brake wear by modifying driving behavior.

Other operating environment improvements include a multi-function steering wheel and a push-button style shifter within easy reach of the driver.

The 220 will remain standard with numerous driver-pleasing features, including: power windows, locks and mirrors; air-ride driver’s seat; and air conditioning. It is also available with a passenger-side air-ride seat or fixed two-man bench to accommodate three people in the cab.

Slavin said the 3000 series transmission is available November 1 for refuse applications.

The Allison Hybrid H 3000 transmission functions within a parallel hybrid architecture that supplies blended power from a conventional diesel engine and stored energy from batteries, along with a regenerative braking kinetic energy recovery system. Fuel savings are projected to range from 25% to 35%, depending on vocation and duty cycle. ♦


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