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.
With features offering reduced maintenance and greater operational efficiency, the Bendix® Versajust® LS slack adjuster and the Bendix® Eversure® spring brake are now available on Peterbilt trucks as factory options.
Peterbilt Motors Company has been recognized with three prestigious Manufacturing Leadership Awards from Frost & Sullivan’s Manufacturing Leadership Council, the company has announced.
The Peterbilt Model 520 has quickly grown its presence in the refuse industry, leading to expectations of a rapidly growing build rate of Peterbilt’s latest vocational vehicle.
Bigger is generally better at Heavy Transport, the division of the Bragg family of companies headquartered in Long Beach, Calif.
That goes for the size of the load — Heavy Transport delivers condensers up to 600,000 lbs. on trailers that themselves weigh up to 200,000 lbs. — and the scope of the project. With nine such trailers, dozens of smaller specialized trailers and a fleet of 67 power units, nearly all heavy-spec’ed Peterbilts, the company is uniquely qualified to tackle projects that require multiple specialized hauls.
“What do you do?” That sounds like a simple enough question when posed to anyone whose business requires the use of a truck. But when that question is followed by “What equipment do you use?” prepare for a lengthy answer.
Peterbilt rang in the New Year with the opening of a new Test Building and Automated Storage and Retrieval System (ASRS) for painted parts at the company’s manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas.