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Peterbilt unveils Model 386

LOUISVILLE, Ky. -- Peterbilt Motors Company made several introductions at this year's Mid-America Truck Show in Lou...


LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Peterbilt Motors Company made several introductions at this year’s Mid-America Truck Show in Louisville, Ky. In March, including the new Model 386.

Peterbilt’s new model 386 business class truck has aerodynamic styling, improving on the efficiency of the 385-120 model by 10 per cent said company officials.

Design changes include a new sun visor. Also new in the 386 is a bumper made of Metton – a composite 60 per cent lighter than steel but highly durable according to company officials.

The 386 includes a new chassis design allowing for a lower radiator mounting and a new front axle position. The repositioning of the latter improves weight-loading capabilities and allows for a shorter wheelbase, that combined with a 50 degree wheel cut, reduces the wall to wall turning radius by 12 inches.

Easy access to underhood components, multiplexed electronic technology for gauges and instrumentation, integrated headlamps, new interior packages and optional Unibilt sleeper system are also available on the 386.

For more details on the new Model 386 see the May issue of Truck News/Truck West.


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