PETERBILT LAUNCHES NEW LUXURY SEATS FOR OPTIMAL COMFORT
Louisville, KY (March 30, 2011)
Peterbilt Motors Company announces the launch of new Peterbilt Premium Seats with improved ergonomic and comfort features. Proprietary to Peterbilt, the Peterbilt Premium Seats have gone through extensive design testing to help provide drivers optimal comfort and an enhanced work environment.
“Peterbilt recognizes that customers are demanding more comfort to perform their jobs” said Bill Jackson, PACCAR vice president and Peterbilt general manager. “Our new premium seats were designed to provide customers enhanced comfort for improved productivity.”
Unique to the industry, the Peterbilt Premium Seats feature an optional climate control system that provides drivers heating and cooling controls for additional comfort. Drivers can quickly adjust and maintain comfortable seat temperatures throughout varying climates.
An automatic height modification feature has been added to prevent the seat from changing positions when a driver ascends or descends from the seat. Extra suspension zones within the seat have been positioned to reduce the topping and bottoming of suspensions. In addition, an adjustable shock has been incorporated for drivers to modify damper settings to customize seat positioning to their personal preference.
The Peterbilt premium seat also contains several improved ergonomic features including Peterbilt’s proprietary upper backrest recliner, which pivots at shoulder height to fine tune the angle of the upper backrest improving shoulder and neck support, and reducing fatigue over long hauls. Customizable seat positioning features such as the adjustable seat tilt lever and the enhanced fore/aft adjustment range also provide enhanced lumbar support.
“Peterbilt worked to develop a seat with features comparable to luxury automobiles,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt chief engineer. “The Peterbilt Premium Seats deliver maximum comfort and exceptional reliability.”
Peterbilt’s Premium seats will be standard on Peterbilt’s Model 587, and will be available in December of 2011.
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.