Peterbilt has added standard multiplex instrumentation and a Driver Information Center to its Model 387 tractor, giving drivers real-time information designed to help them improve fuel efficiency, performance and serviceability, the OEM said.
According to Peterbilt, the electrical system includes new instrumentation and rocker switches as well as LED backlit gauges, switches and controls. In addition, providing access to critical vehicle performance data via the system display will make it easier for drivers to monitor the engine and transmission and adjust fuel economy, the company said.
The system is supported by the company’s Electronic Service Analyst (ESA), a computer-based diagnostic tool that monitors the electrical system, isolates sensors and gauges, and maintains an event log for historical purposes, Peterbilt said.
“The enhanced driver environment makes it safer and easier to monitor the vehicle systems and engine information,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt chief engineer. “We’ve improved the entire system, and drivers will notice the ease of serviceability and troubleshooting. Wiring has been simplified by color-coding and numbering, and reliability has been improved through the addition of positive locking connectors at the critical connections.”
Peterbilt also announced the continued availability of crew cab conversion options for its medium-duty Models 325, 330, 335 and 340. The conversion options extend the BBC length to 157 in., while a one-piece fiberglass roof increases the interior height to 61 in., the OEM said.
Additional options include an extended horizontal exhaust pipe, separate heater or heater/air conditioner, exterior access steps, carpet and custom trim packages, and DuPont Imron Elite base/clear paint, Peterbilt said.