Peterbilt introduced two new aerodynamic tractors at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
The addition of the Model 387 day cab and Model 384 bring Peterbilt’s aerodynamic truck total to four. The existing 387 and the 386 will continue to be offered by the company.
The Model 387 day cab will be aimed at tanker and regional haul applications. It’s available in a medium-length and long-length BBC with front axle placement which is optimized for maneuverability and weight distribution, the company says. The truck also includes a sloped hood and large windshield for enhanced visibility.
“The Model 387 day cab meets two key criteria for our tanker and regional haul customers – visibility and maneuverability,” announced Landon Sproull, chief engineer with Peterbilt.
The Model 384 is a mid-length aerodynamic offering with a 116-inch BBC and set-back front axle for improved maneuverability in vocational and urban operations. It’s also lightweight for increased payloads, making it ideal for weight-sensitive operations, Sproull said. It’s available as a day cab or with a full range of sleepers.
The position of the set-back front axle allows for 50 degrees of wheel cut, Sproull pointed out, and decreases the turning radius by 12 inches.
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