New design features and updates have resulted in weight savings, increased function and improved serviceability for the Model 220, Peterbilt has announced.
Among the new features is an optional redesigned vertical exhaust. The innovative 2017 aftertreatment single DPF/SCR canister design replaces the former dual canister design, saving up to 100 lbs. per unit. The design also improves the truck’s versatility by increasing the cab-to-axle distance by 6 inches. The battery box integrated with this exhaust configuration has been reduced in size, further enhancing weight-savings.
Peterbilt Model 220 vertical exhaust customers can experience weight savings up to 165 lbs. with the new design features.
Additionally, the standardization of battery jumper terminals on the Model 220 will facilitate more efficient serviceability. The upgrade was prompted by an interest in establishing consistency on all manufactured cabovers, thereby familiarizing service technicians and customers with procedures and making routine maintenance and service events more efficient.
“Peterbilt supports our Model 220 customers who demand a weight- and service-efficient vehicle,” says Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager of Sales and Marketing. “Urban environments place unique demands on equipment such as the Model 220, and our customers’ profitability depends on maximizing the uptime and productivity of that equipment.”
Peterbilt launched full production of the Model 220 in 2014. The versatile truck is designed to succeed in applications including urban pick-up-and delivery, refuse, landscaping, street sweeping and striping.