Peterbilt Motors Company introduces a range of new features for the popular Model 320, providing customers improved maneuverability, increased vehicle utility and enhanced driver comfort. The Model 320 is available with the two new steering gear options for enhancing maneuverability. The Sheppard HD94 offers front axle ratings up to 12,000 pounds, and the Sheppard SD110 offers front axle ratings up to 20,000 pounds. Both steering gear options offer ten percent wheel cut improvement, decreased turning radius and enhanced serviceability.
Utilizing the same frame space as a traditional battery box, the new light-weight aluminum, fender mounted battery box combines up to three batteries, a mount optional battery jumper posts and a disconnect all into one location. By configuring these components together, the Model 320 can be configured to save between 4 inches to 18 inches of linear frame space allowing for a shorter wheelbase which provides weight savings. For optimal comfort and ride performance, Peterbilt is now offering new amenities including an armrest, headrest and additional lumbar support to the already favorable Sears C-2 air suspension seats which already delivers 5.25 inch suspension travel and ergonomic contoured molded cushions. To enhance visibility and safety, Peterbilt’s new tri-plane mirrors contain convex mirrors on the upper and lower planes with a remote controlled flat mirror on the middle plane.