Peterbilt Model 220 now in full production

Peterbilt Model 220 now in full production

Peterbilt‘s medium-duty cabover Model 220, which was introduced earlier this year during the Mid-America Trucking Show, is now in full production. The Class 6 and 7 truck is being assembled at the company’s manufacturing facility in Mexicali, Mexico.

“The new Model 220 brings customers greater levels of productivity,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt director of sales and marketing. “Drivers will enjoy enhanced maneuverability that shortens the curb-to-curb turning radius by 30% and the new, standard electronic braking system for improved braking performance. These characteristics combine with an efficient bumper-to-bumper length of 35 ft. for added agility while still delivering an extra 45 in. of payload area and a frame rail system that can be upfitted with bodies ranging from 16 to 28 ft. It is extremely versatile and will exceed expectations in every application, from urban pick-up-and delivery to refuse, and from landscaping to street sweeping and striping.”

The Model 220 is equipped with the PACCAR PX-7 Engine with up to 260 HP and 520 lb.-ft. of torque. The standard automatic Allison transmission has a push-button shifter. The new cabs are designed for durability to withstand harsh, urban operating environments. For instance, the new bumper is manufactured from galvanized steel, there’s a new radiator protection plate and the headlamps are protected by a tough Lexan covering. For improved visibility during adverse conditions, fog lamps have been integrated into the bumper.

Ergonomics was a primary focus in designing the interior, said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt chief engineer, resulting in easier-to-read instrumentation and grouping all switches by function. Everything is within reach of the driver and the overall layout provides a logical, easy-to-operate environment. He added that storage is abundant in the new cab with compartments in the door panels, along the back wall, in the header and on the dash, conveniently located near the driver for paperwork or other items. Additionally, a lockable compartment with two integrated cup holders that fits along the engine tunnel area is optional.

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