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The Peterbilt 587 is an aerodynamic model which replaced the old 387 model and features a series of features which make it one of the most efficient trucks from the roads. Designed especially for highway applications the truck is available with both single or sleeper cab configurations and axle ratings of up to 46,000 lbs.

In 2010 the Peterbilt 587 has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay certification and had been recognized as fuel efficient and environmentally friendly.

The truck is equipped with either the PACCAR MX engine rated at 380 – 485 horsepower or the Cummins ISX15 available with a horsepower range of 400 to 600. The engines can be mated on Fuller Manual or Automatic transmissions.

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Introduced in 2007 the 365 vocational model completes the company’s lineup of medium duty applications for refuse and construction industries. The truck is highly versatile and is available with two axle configurations - set forward and set back. The set-back front axle configurations are available with FEPTO and all set-forward front axle configurations are available with REPTO for versatility with job specific applications. The Peterbilt 365 is available with both Day and Sleeper cab configuration.

Besides the different axle and cab configurations, the truck can be also ordered with a wide variety of other different heavy duty components for increased payloads and optimized weight distribution.

The truck is priced around $140.000 and features a conventional cab configuration. Under the hood the Peterbilt 365 is equipped with a wide range of engine options including Paccar MX, Cummins ISL-G, Cummins ISX and Cummins ISL9 units with maximum outputs between 320 and 480 hp.

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The Peterbilt 330 features a versatile conventional cab configuration and was designed as a medium duty class 6 vehicle that doesn’t require a commercial driver license to be driven. With a GVWR of 26,000 pound and a wide range of engines and chassis configurations the Peterbilt is ideal for refrigerated van, pickup, delivery, wrecker and utility configurations.

Moreover, the truck is also available with hybrid technology which offers a better fuel economy and lower emissions. The 330 is not the only truck in the company’s lineup which uses Eaton’s Hydraulic Launch Assist as the 320 model is also using the same technology.

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The Peterbilt 320 features a cab over engine configuration and was designed for the refuse and vocational industries. Thanks to its wide range of engines and axle configurations the model is one of the most versatile trucks produced by the American manufacturer. Besides the typical diesel engines, the Peterbilt 320 is also available with a hybrid technology which offers significantly lower fuel consumption without sacrificing the payload capacity. Optional frame liners are also offered for heavier missions, while a power take off system is available for both front mounted and transmission driven configurations.

The Peterbilt 320 is priced around $130.000 and its latest upgrades were made in 2012 when it received new steering gears, a lightweight battery box, ergonomic seats and innovative tri plane mirrors.

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Peterbilt has announced at Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, that has made available the new Extended Day Cab feature for its complete lineup of Medium Duty vehicles. The Extended Day Cab is available on Peterbilt’s entire medium duty product line, which spans Class 5 through Class 7 and includes the Models 348, 337, 330 and 325.

Compared to the standard cab, the extended version offers an additional 10 inches length and nearly 6 inches more head room. Moreover, four cubic feet of built-in rear wall storage compartments have been added for equipment or paperwork.

“Peterbilt’s Extended Day Cab has been very popular since its launch last year, proving ideal for customers who require a larger operating environment,” said Bill Kozek, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “With the large standard rear window, the extended cab also provides superb visibility, making it optimal for both Pickup & Delivery and Vocational applications.”

The extended day cab was developed to maximize the driver comfort and enhanced the productivity. Besides the added space, the Extended Day cab also offer a 23 degree recline for both the driver and passenger seats and four inches of added space between the steering wheel and the seat.

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The Peterbilt 210 and 220 models are medium duty vehicles designed for the Class 6 and 7 markets. These trucks feature a cab over engine configuration which gives them a better maneuverability around city and more compact dimensions without sacrificing the payload and interior space.

Both models have received a series of style in 2012, but the engines specifications remained unchanged. The vehicles are available with several wheelbases to accommodate a variety of application requirements including pickup and delivery, wrecker and sweeper. The Model 210 and 220 complement Peterbilt’s broad lineup of medium duty vehicles which includes the conventional Model 325, 330, 337, and 348.

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Peterbilt presented its new 579 long haul truck at Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. The truck features a host of innovations and new technologies which make it more efficient and practical. The company says that this is the best truck Peterbilt has ever built. The new Peterbilt 579 is available with Single and Sleeper cabs and will start to roll off the assembling line in May 2012.

Talking about the new truck Bill Kozek, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President said: “The all-new 579 goes beyond meeting a market demand for an exceptional vehicle that satisfies both the bottom-line and operator expectations. The 579 integrates legendary Peterbilt quality and innovation with a product platform that delivers in every aspect of vehicle performance, productivity and safety. From optimized cab dimensions to an enhanced chassis design, and from driver amenities to a revamped electrical system, every design element of the 579 was analyzed and engineered to provide real-world benefits and business solutions that exceed industry trends.”


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