Peterbilt expands market for its Model 382

Options added to Peterbilt Motors Co.’s Model 382, already a choice for fleets running in regional and short-haul applications, now make it an option for municipal specifications as well as a variety of construction, refuse, fire and emergency applications, the company said

Options added to Peterbilt Motors Co.’s Model 382, already a choice for fleets running in regional and short-haul applications, now make it an option for municipal specifications as well as a variety of construction, refuse, fire and emergency applications, the company said.

The Model 382 now includes options for higher axle ratings, more horsepower, and additional torque configurations to expand its market range.

“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.”

Among the new options available are a Cummins ISL9 engine with REPTO functionality, front axles rated up to 20,000 lbs., and rear axles rated up to 46,000 lbs. Also, frame rail options up to 11 5/8 in. are now available, as is the Bendix ESP stability system and the choice of Hendrickson, Reyco, or Chalmers rear suspensions.

“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.”

Ratings on the Cummins ISL9 include 345-390 hp. with a maximum 1,300 lbs.-ft. of torque. The truck, available in both truck and tractor configuration, offers a 50-deg. wheel cut for tight maneuverability, a sloped hood for improved visibility, and a technologically advanced forward-lighting system.

Peterbilt also hosted America’s Natural Gas Alliance (ANGA) this week for a special educational presentation of its alternative-fueled vehicles. The meeting included test drives in Peterbilt’s alternative gas vehicles and a tour of the Denton manufacturing plant.

“As the leading manufacturer of alternative fuel system vehicles, Peterbilt is committed to providing customers environmentally sound solutions that meet their business objectives,” said Jackson. “By collaborating with ANGA, we can combine our ideas and resources to continue developing alternative fuel technologies and the supporting infrastructure, and promote the environmental benefits and the use of domestically sourced fuel.”

ANGA members test drove the Model 386 equipped with a Westport GX engine, and a Model 384 equipped with the Cummins Westport ISL-G engine.

“Vehicles like those Peterbilt is manufacturing are integral to helping our country use clean, abundant, domestic natural gas,” said Tom Hassenboehler, ANGA’s vice president of policy development and legislative affairs. “Greater use of natural gas vehicles will help clean the air in communities across the country and can increase use of domestic energy sources—all while helping drive our economy forward.”

ANGA represents more than 30 of the country’s largest independent natural gas exploration and production companies.

Peterbilt’s family of natural gas vehicles includes the Model 367 LNG, ideal for vocational applications, and Model 386 LNG, ideal for line, bulk, and tanker hauling. Both are equipped with the Westport HD GX engine and offer up to 475 hp. and 1,750 lbs.-ft. of torque. The 15L engine uses high pressure direct injection technology (HPDI), specialized cryogenic fuel tanks, and associated electronic components to facilitate robust performance and reliable operation.

The company also offers the Models 320, 365 and 384, all equipped with the Cummins Westport ISL G engine coupled with either compressed natural gas (CNG) or LNG fuel systems. With ratings up to 320 hp. and 1,000 lbs.-ft. of torque, ISL G-powered trucks provide optimal performance for short-haul, regional, refuse and dump applications, Peterbilt said.

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