STANDARD DISCS: Peterbilt announced its new Model 587 is the first truck to come standard with air disc brakes on the steer axle.
LOUISVILLE, Ky. –Peterbilt introduced an EPA SmartWay-certified Model 587 highway tractor and a regional haul Model 382 at the Mid-America Trucking Show.
The Model 587 will replace the Model 387, improving on fuel efficiency, technology and serviceability, the company announced. The 587 is available with two sleepers and as a day cab and is well-suited for long-haul fleets, teams and owner/operators, the company announced. The cab interior has swivel seats, dual arm rests and a 30-inch walk-through space between the driver and passenger seats.
Peterbilt said it improved aerodynamics by 2.5% resulting in a 1.25% fuel economy improvement over the Model 387.The improvements result from a more streamlined hood design and molded bumper. An extra two feet of forward visibility has been added and curb-to-curb maneuverability was improved by 12%, Peterbilt claimed.
Forward lighting has also been improved by 35% on the Model 587, thanks to Peterbilt’s standard halogen lights and a projector module designed to provide better low-beam coverage. The 587 comes with Bendix air disc brakes as standard equipment on the steer axle, making it the first truck maker to make disc brakes standard in North America, officials said.
The truck comes with the new Paccar MX engine rated at 380-485 hp but can also be spec’d with the Cummins ISX15 with 400-600 hp. Fuller automatic and manual transmissions are available, including the new Eaton UltraShift Plus.
Also new from Peterbilt was an all-new Model 382 aimed at regional and short-haul applications. Available as a day cab, the Model 382 combines aerodynamic styling with excellent maneuverability and serviceability, the company announced.
It comes with the Cummins ISL9 under the hood, offering 345-380 hp and up to 1,300 lb.-ft. of torque.
“The Model 382 is a perfect blend of horsepower, efficiency, strong construction and task flexibility for the growing regional haul market,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice-president. “The combination of advanced aerodynamics and the Cummins ISL9 engine ensures a low cost of operation, highly fuel-efficient regional haul trucking solution.”
The truck can be ordered with Peterbilt’s Aerodynamic Package, which includes a proprietary roof fairing that reduces drag by up to 30%.
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