PETERBILT’S MODEL 382 EXPANDS VERSATILITY IN VOCATIONAL MARKETS
Denton, TX (August 23, 2011)
Peterbilt Motors Company announces additional options for the Model 382 offering higher axle ratings, horsepower and torque configurations to an expanded market range. Already a proven performer in regional and short-haul applications, the Model 382, available in both truck and tractor configurations, is ideally suited to meet municipal specifications and a variety of construction, refuse, fire service and emergency applications.
“Peterbilt is focused on providing its customers with competitive advantages that enable them to operate more efficiently and effectively,” said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR vice president. “We have enhanced the already versatile Model 382 with greater component flexibility to make it the ideal vehicle for an expanded range of applications, and customers seeking to achieve an ideal balance of power and weight.”
New options on the Model 382 include:
The Cummins ISL9 engine with REPTO functionality
Front axles rated up to 20,000 pounds
Rear axles rated up to 46,000 pounds
Frame rail options up to 11-5/8 inches
The Bendix ESP Stability system for truck applications
Hendrickson, Reyco and Chalmers rear suspension choices
“The marketplace has already embraced the Model 382’s maneuverability, fuel efficiency and operator comfort and safety amenities,” said Jackson. “These new options will bring these established features to markets requiring robustness, durability and versatility for off-road and specialty operations.”
The Model 382 is powered by a highly efficient Cummins ISL9 engine which has one of the highest power-to-weight ratios in its class. An improved Electronic Control Module (ECM) and improved air flow allows the ISL9 to run stronger and with greater responsiveness. Ratings range from 345-380 hp with a maximum 1300 lb-ft of torque. The Model 382 also features a 50-degree wheel cut allowing drivers to easily maneuver in congested urban environments as well as tight loading and unloading conditions.
The cab was specifically designed to offer driver comfort and safety. The sloped hood provides optimal visibility and a technologically advanced forward-lighting system that produces both a broader and brighter lighted area. With back-lit gauges, contoured door panels, and rocker switches placed within easy reach, everything in the driver’s operating environment is ergonomically designed to keep the driver alert, comfortable and productive. In addition, the HVAC system has been improved and offers additional air flow while reducing maintenance costs.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
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.