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DENTON, Tex. -- Matching tire pressure to terrain and load conditions for optimum traction can now be a daunting ta...


DENTON, Tex. — Matching tire pressure to terrain and load conditions for optimum traction can now be a daunting task.

To aid drivers better accomplish this, the Dana Spicer Tire Pressure Control System (TPCS) now available as a factory-installed option for any Peterbilt model 357.

Using an in-dash console, operators can activate TPCS on the go to increase and decrease air pressure in the tires, thus adjusting traction to best meet application and surface conditions. Operators can adjust tire pressure for loaded and unloaded applications — as well as for on-highway, off-highway and emergency surface conditions — for a total of six different settings.

“TPCS is ideal for Peterbilt’s vocational customers who encounter highly variable terrain and load conditions, particularly those in mixer, logging and dump applications,” says Peterbilt assistant general manager Dan Sobic.

“Peterbilt’s Model 357 equipped with TPCS will meet the performance expectations of many customers who use all-wheel-drive vehicles and it will weigh less, require less maintenance and have a lower frame height.”


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