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Space-saver battery box option available on select Peterbilts

DENTON, Tex. – Peterbilt announced today that it would be offering a compact, space-saver battery box for its SmartAir  system on Model 579.

The new battery box is made of lightweight aluminum with the choice of an aluminum or composite cover.SmartAir Battery Box

“The SmartAir system provides customers with unparalleled climate control performance through our exclusive no-idle technology that is fully integrated and factory installed on select Peterbilt models,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt chief engineer. “Offering the space-saver battery box option for our Model 579 minimizes weight and further reduces what was already the industry’s smallest footprint for a no-idle cooling system.

“Additionally, the space-saver battery box can be mounted to the chassis in a variety of locations allowing for greater spec’ing flexibility, including exhaust configurations with the diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction catalyst in the right-hand, under-cab position.”

The compact SmartAir system is available for Peterbilt Model 579s with a 72- or 80-inch sleeper.

The company claims SmartAir helps customers save in fuel costs and comply with anti-idle regulations.

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