NEW MODEL 220 CLEAR FRAME RAIL PACKAGE OPTIMIZES BODY INSTALLATIONS
DENTON, Texas (October 20, 2014)
Peterbilt’s new medium-duty Model 220 can now be spec’d with a clear frame rail package that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space (versus the previous clear frame rail package), Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced.
“This new option is ideal for customers in applications such as beverage delivery, street sweeping and striping and refuse collection and packing,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Director of Sales and Marketing. “The clear frame rail package optimizes chassis space to help accommodate installation of a wider range of work bodies. Additionally, this new configuration results in a 40 percent larger capacity DEF [diesel exhaust fluid] tank, improved visibility through the rear window and greater ease of serviceability.”
Peterbilt introduced the new Model 220 in March and it went into full production in July. The cabover Class 6 and 7 truck features numerous enhancements to performance, durability and the operating environment. Woodall said the vehicle features enhanced maneuverability that shortens the curb-to-curb turning radius by 30 percent and improved braking with a standard electronic braking system (EBS).
These characteristics combine with an efficient bumper-to-bumper length for added agility while still delivering an extra 45 inches of payload area and a frame rail system that can be upfitted with bodies ranging from 16 to 28 feet.
“The Model 220 is compact and nimble making it ideal for applications that require high maneuverability and finesse, such as street sweepers, road stripers and vacuum loaders,” Woodall said. “This is a great truck for getting into tight spots, getting the work done and then getting back out and onto the next job.”
The cab features a completely redesigned interior that was engineered to give operators superior levels of safety, productivity and comfort.
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.