NEW ORLEANS, La. — Peterbilt’s Model 320 refuse truck has a new interior, introduced this week at the Waste Expo trade show.
The new ProBilt interior for Peterbilt’s low-cab forward vehicle features ergonomic improvements and better visibility, the company announced.
The Model 320 interior underwent a “floor-to-ceiling” redesign, the company says, including a new ergonomic dash layout.
“The new instrumentation panel includes LED backlit gauges that are easy to read and easily visible through the new steering wheel, along with the new Driver Information Display that provides critical vehicle data, as well as rocker switches that are within easy reach,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt’s chief engineer. “All of these new features help to ensure that the driver is operating at peak efficiency and productivity.”
Colour is embedded directly into the dash, thanks to an in-mold process, designed to provide a longer-lasting finish with no fading, scratching or peeling. Removable dash panels provide easier access to electrical and HVAC components. And an improved HVAC system maintains consistent heating and cooling throughout the cab, Peterbilt announced.
Visibility is improved thanks to a redesigned B-pillar that includes cab corner windows. A lowered dash brow and large, retractable sun shade also contribute to improved visibility.
Also new is a large, multi-purpose center console with removable panels allowing for easy installation of, and access to, body controls.
“The interior is symmetrically designed to make sure the driver enjoys the same convenient comforts whether the cab is a left hand or right hand drive configuration,” said Sproull.
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