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Peterbilt introduces new refuse truck



DENTON, Tex– Peterbilt Motors Company has introduced a new, redesigned low-cab forward Model 320 in response to the side-loader collection vehicles gaining popularity in residential refuse applications.

The new truck has a ProBilt interior that has a number of enhancements to improve comfort and safety.

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Peterbilt Model 320

“Industry-wide reception of the new Model 320 has been outstanding and we’re pleased to be expanding its versatility by offering it in a right-hand stand-up configuration,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt director of sales and marketing. “Customers engaged in curbside refuse collection who prefer this type of configuration will now enjoy the many advantages of the Model 320’s best in class operating environment.”

It is available in left-hand, right-hand and dual drive with right-hand stand-up configurations.

“Refuse collection routes require the operator to enter and exit the vehicle numerous times during his or her shift. The stand-up configuration makes ingress and egress easier and results in less driver fatigue,” said Woodall.

The new truck also features LED backlit gauges, a driver information display that provides real-time communication of vehicle performance, and rear cab corner windows for increased visibility.

“The Model 320’s ProBilt interior was designed to maximize driver performance and provide exceptional durability in the often harsh conditions these vehicles operate in,” said Peterbilt chief engineer Landon Sproull. “It was completely re-engineered to make operators as comfortable and productive as possible.”

Lighting was a major consideration when creating the cab, too.

“Every aspect of ergonomics was considered, including lighting,” said Sproull. “The cab features extensive use of LED lighting, including two directional dome lights, two over-the-door lights and one large light on the back wall.”

The Model 320 with right-hand stand-up drive is available for order now.


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