Benefiting the customer with rugged yet weight-saving innovations for the vocational market, Peterbilt has launched production of its new PACCAR 20,000- and 22,000-lb. wide track steer axles. The new axles advance Peterbilt’s leadership position in providing durable, profit-driven solutions for the heavy truck industry.
Designed to minimize operator fatigue and maximize productivity, a new column-mounted shifter is now available on the Peterbilt Models 579 and 567 equipped with the new automated PACCAR Transmission. The shifter will be standard on these trucks as well as those equipped with Eaton Advantage and Ultra Shift AMTs.
Since the first installation of a PACCAR MX-11 Engine into a Peterbilt truck earlier this year, the lightweight, fuel-efficient engine has been exceeding the company’s expectations and those of its customers, according to company officials.