HAGERSTOWN, Ind. — Autocar has announced its Xpeditor vocational truck features several new interior improvements, providing increased driver comfort and better ergonomics.
The company stated the enhancements make the Xpeditor the most ergonomic and comfortable low cab forward truck available in the waste industry.
"Drivers will immediately notice a roomier interior with more knee room, belly and foot room," says Bill Dolesh, vice-president of engineering for Autocar. "The new "soft-touch" dash and composite interior panels provide a rugged and durable interior. The high-back seat option is now tapered for better rear visibility and we’ve integrated an armrest and two cup holders into the console. Operators will have no problem keeping their cool with the electronically controlled, automotive-style HVAC system that pumps out 28 per cent more airflow, heating and cooling."
The company says the Xpeditor’s functionality has been improved thanks to increased visibility resulting from a lowered front edge of the dash. An overhead console is home to individual gauges and the black box for body controls has been eliminated. The joystick and other switches have been integrated into the center and rear console.
"One of our key goals with the new cab was to enhance its serviceability," Dolesh says. "We’ve repositioned critical components and added access panels for improved electrical and pneumatic service point accessibility. Body builders will appreciate our new simplified electrical system, which provides a better interface for easier body integration and attaching add-on components."
The new features are available on the Autocar Xpeditor WX single drive models. Other models will be available with the new features later this year, the company says.
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