PETERBILT INTRODUCES ALL-WHEEL DRIVE FOR MODELS 337 AND 348
Denton, TX (March 9, 2010)
Today, Peterbilt Motors Company launched All-Wheel Drive (AWD)for the Models 337 and 348 to provide vocational customers off-road versatility and maneuverability at the National Truck Equipment Association’s Work Truck Show in St. Louis, MO.
“Peterbilt’s new Models 337 and 348 are the answer for customers who demand Peterbilt quality and reliability paired with off-road versatility,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “Peterbilt’s all new AWD models can easily handle the rigors of off-road jobs, and can be built to meet a wide range of applications and job specific options.”
The Model 337 AWD is available with the popular PACCAR PX-6 engine with a horsepower rating of up to 325 hp and up to 750 lb.-ft. of torque, and a choice of Fuller manual or Allison automatic transmissions. The Model 337 AWD has a GVW starting at 29,000 lbs. with a strong steel frame and multiple available axle ratings support off-road confidence and enable an easy transition to urban streets.
The Model 348 AWD has a 108” BBC and is available with 12,000 – 16,000 lbs front axle ratings and equipped with the PACCAR PX-6 engine (325 hp) offering the highest horsepower to weight ratio in the industry. The Model 348 AWD has optional capacity ratings to suit almost any vocation.
Both AWD vehicles are constructed of a strong all-aluminum cab that is lightweight for maximum fuel efficiency and corrosion resistant for durability. Peterbilt engineers have designed in significant visibility improvements into the Models 337 and 348. An overall increase of 17 percent side window visibility and improved forward visibility provides an advantage for drivers operating in challenging off-road environments.
The all-new ergonomically designed driver display package features a gauge package that is easy to read, simple to understand and includes key vehicle performance data located at the top of the dash for optimal viewing. A new HVAC system not only improves air flow, but also reduces maintenance costs. Power windows, mirrors and lock switches are located in the new door pad design and dual cup holders provide added convenience.
Additionally, these vehicles are compatible with PACCAR Winch products including the Braden PD18 composite bumper package featuring the industry’s most durable winch. The Braden PD18 is housed in an attractive, light-weight corrosion-resistant shell designed to complement the body style of the vehicle and provide optimal performance in all environments. Standard features such as a low-speed high-torque hydraulic motor to ensure smooth operation, hydraulic brake valve for outstanding load control and a built-in full size toolbox for convenient storage provide superior functionality, reliability and style. The composite bumper and other PACCAR Winch products are available through the Peterbilt dealer network.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry-leading design, innovative engineering and fuel-efficiency solutions with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the "Class" of the industry. Through its nearly 300 North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs to complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Customers enjoy industry-leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.