Denton, TX (April 21, 2010)
Peterbilt Motors Company today announced its North American Tour featuring the new and revolutionary PACCAR MX engine and new Model 587. The tour will launch on April 26, 2010 and will stop at almost 100 Peterbilt dealer locations throughout the United States and Canada over the next six months.
The tour features the new PACCAR MX engine showcasing PACCAR engine development and engineering innovation. The PACCAR MX moves engine technology to the next level of integration and vehicle optimization, featuring the high degree of performance synonymous with the quality the industry has come to expect from Peterbilt. The PACCAR MX engine has accumulated more than 50 million test miles and has over 125,000 units operating globally in advance of its North American launch.
Beginning summer 2010, the PACCAR MX will be available in Peterbilt Models 587, 388, 386, 384, 367 and 365, and is available with a horsepower range of 380hp-485hp and torque outputs up to 1,750 lb-ft with a displacement of 12.9 liters. This power range, combined with excellent fuel efficiency, high reliability, durability, lightweight design and low cost of ownership makes the MX an ideal choice for both over-the-road and vocational applications.
“Pairing Peterbilt’s new Aerodynamic Flagship Model 587 with the new PACCAR MX provides an unparalleled combination of industry-leading quality, fuel efficiency, exceptional reliability and proven performance,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President.
The PACCAR MX is the only commercial diesel engine to use Compacted Graphite Iron (CGI) in both the cylinder block and head. CGI is 20 percent lighter and 75 percent stronger than traditional gray iron used by many other engine manufacturers. Additionally, the PACCAR MX engine utilizes fractured cap technology in both the connecting rods and main bearing caps to provide high shearing strength which results in a wide horsepower range and longer torque and power curves for more efficient operation.
“The Peterbilt North America Tour was designed to showcase the power, performance and fuel efficiency of the new PACCAR MX and share the excitement about its launch with Peterbilt customers and dealers across the United States and Canada,” continued Bill Jackson.
The tour will highlight the readiness of the Peterbilt dealer network to provide exceptional parts and service support for the PACCAR MX engine. There are 674 authorized Peterbilt and PACCAR service locations across North America that are certified in the latest technologies and cutting edge diagnostic tools to service and support the PACCAR Engine family. Additionally, PACCAR operates eight parts distribution centers in North America and provides engine technical support 24/7 – 365 days a year.
Leading Peterbilt’s North American Tour is the new SmartWay® certified Model 587. This tour highlights the Model 587’s innovative features that include advanced aerodynamic performance, improved visibility, forward lighting and maneuverability. EPA SmartWay® certification offers customers fuel savings, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and significant reductions in NOx, particulate matter and other air pollutants.
The Model 587 is standard with front air disc brakes, an industry first. It also features the Bendix® Wingman® ACB -- Active Cruise with Braking system to enable truck operators to maintain a safe following distance behind a forward vehicle through proactive warnings and active interventions.
Also featured on the tour are the most advanced developments in truck telematics and infotainment with Peterbilt's new SmartNav™ system. The system provides drivers a new realm of safety, vehicle awareness and control with a state-of-the-art system that offers navigation, vehicle diagnostics, communication and entertainment technologies, all in a touch-screen-operated unit customized for the trucking industry. The tour features interactive displays that highlight new safety innovations such as Bendix® ADB22X™air disc brakes, the Bendix® ESP® full stability control system, and Bendix® Wingman® ACB - Active Cruise with Braking.
The Peterbilt North American Tour
(subject to change)
|DOONAN TRUCK & EQUIPMENT OF WICHITA||Wichita||Kansas||4/28|
|WESTERN PETERBILT, INC.||Seattle||Washington||5/4|
|PETERBILT PACIFIC, INC.||Surrey||British Columbia||5/10|
|CALGARY PETERBILT LTD.||Calgary||Alberta||5/13|
|STAHL PETERBILT - EDMONTON||Edmonton||Alberta||5/17|
|FRONTIER PETERBILT SALES LTD.||Saskatoon||Saskatchewan||5/19|
|PETERBILT MANITOBA LTD.||Winnipeg||Manitoba||5/21|
|PETERBILT OF FARGO, INC.||Fargo||North Dakota||5/24|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - DENVER||Denver||Colorado||5/27|
|PETERBILT OF WYOMING - CHEYENNE||Cheyenne||Wyoming||5/28|
|D.S.U.- PETERBILT & GMC, INC.||Portland||Oregon||6/4|
|BOISE PETERBILT, INC||Boise||Idaho||6/7|
|PETERBILT OF UTAH||Salt Lake City||Utah||6/9|
|GOLDEN STATE PETERBILT||Porterville||California||6/11|
|WESTERN PETERBILT TRUCK PARTS AND EQUIPMENT||Sacramento||California||6/14|
|CHARTER PETERBILT OF WINDSOR||Windsor||California||6/15|
|COAST COUNTIES PETERBILT||San Jose||California||6/17|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - PICO RIVERA||Pico Rivera||California||6/21|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - FONTANA||Fontana||California||6/23|
|PETERBILT TRUCK PARTS & EQUIPMENT||Sparks||Nevada||6/24|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - SAN DIEGO||San Diego||California||6/28|
|PETERBILT OF LAS VEGAS||Las Vegas||Nevada||6/30|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - PHOENIX||Phoenix||Arizona||7/2|
|WEST TEXAS PETERBILT - LUBBOCK||Lubbock||Texas||7/6|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - DALLAS||Dallas||Texas||7/8|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - OKLAHOMA CITY||Oklahoma City||Oklahoma||7/12|
|PETERBILT OF SPRINGFIELD||Strafford||Missouri||7/14|
|KANSAS CITY PETERBILT||Kansas City||Kansas||7/15|
|NEBRASKA PETERBILT||Grand Island||Nebraska||7/16|
|PETERBILT OF SIOUX CITY||Sioux City||Iowa||7/19|
|ALLSTATE PETERBILT||South St. Paul||Minnesota||7/21|
|QUAD CITY PETERBILT, INC.||Davenport||Iowa||7/23|
|PETERBILT WISCONSIN - Madison||Madison||Wisconsin||7/26|
|PETERBILT WISCONSIN - Waukesha||Waukesha||Wisconsin||7/27|
|PETERBILT ILLINOIS - WADSWORTH||Wadsworth||Illinois||7/28|
|LaBEAU BROS., INC.||Kankakee||Illinois||7/29|
|GREAT LAKES PETERBILT||Portage||Indiana||7/30|
|UTILITY/PETERBILT OF INDIANAPOLIS||Indianapolis||Indiana||8/2|
|MARTIN'S PETERBILT OF EASTERN KENTUCKY||London||Kentucky||8/3|
|ALLSTATE PETERBILT OF CINCINNATI||Cincinnati||Ohio||8/4|
|COLUMBUS PETERBILT||Grove City||Ohio||8/5|
|PETERBILT OF NORTHWEST OHIO, INC.||Findlay||Ohio||8/6|
|REEFER PETERBILT||Auburn Hills||Michigan||8/9|
|PETERBILT ONTARIO TRUCK CENTRES - LONDON||London||Ontario||8/10|
|PETERBILT ONTARIO TRUCK CENTRES - MISSISSAUGA||Mississauga||Ontario||8/11|
|CAMIONS EXCELLENCE PETERBILT LAVAL||Laval||Quebec||8/13|
|TRANSDIFF PETERBILT DE QUEBEC||Quebec City||Quebec||8/16|
|PETERBILT NEW BRUNSWICK - MONCTON||Moncton||New Brunswick||8/18|
|WHITED PETERBILT OF MAINE||Bangor||Maine||8/20|
|CHAMPLAIN PETERBILT||Champlain||New York||8/23|
|NEW HAMPSHIRE PETERBILT, INC.||Bow||New Hampshire||8/24|
|McDEVITT TRUCK SALES||Tewksbury||Massachusetts||8/26|
|PETERBILT OF CONNECTICUT||Berlin||Connecticut||8/27|
|UTICA GENERAL PETERBILT||Utica||New York||8/30|
|CAMBRIA PETERBILT||Elizabeth||New Jersey||9/1|
|G.L. SAYRE PETERBILT||Conshohocken||Pennsylvania||9/3|
|PETERBILT OF BALTIMORE||Baltimore||Maryland||9/9|
|ELLIOTT/WILSON CAPITOL TRUCKS,LLC||Landover||Maryland||9/10|
|PIEDMONT PETERBILT||Greensboro||North Carolina||9/13|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - CHARLOTTE||Charlotte||North Carolina||9/14|
|PETERBILT OF SAVANNAH||Pt Wentworth||Georgia||9/16|
|PALM PETERBILT-GMC TRUCKS, INC.||Ft. Lauderdale||Florida||9/20|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - WINTER GARDEN||Winter Garden||Florida||9/22|
|NALLEY MOTOR TRUCKS||Atlanta||Georgia||9/24|
|PETERBILT OF KNOXVILLE||Knoxville||Tennessee||9/27|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - NASHVILLE||Smyrna||Tennessee||9/28|
|PETERBILT OF BIRMINGHAM||Birmingham||Alabama||9/30|
|PETERBILT OF MEMPHIS||Memphis||Tennessee||10/1|
|PETERBILT OF MISSISSIPPI||Brandon||Mississippi||10/4|
|PETERBILT OF LAFAYETTE||Scott||Louisiana||10/5|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - HOUSTON||Houston||Texas||10/7|
|RUSH PETERBILT TRUCK CENTER - SAN ANTONIO||San Antonio||Texas||10/8|
Peterbilt Motors Company, located in Denton, Texas, has a global reputation for superior quality, industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficient solutions, and is recognized as the "Class" of the industry. Peterbilt provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs through its 350-plus North American dealer locations that complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles. Peterbilt offers industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited Rapid Check diagnostic services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.
Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.