PETERBILT INTRODUCES ERGONOMIC COLUMN-MOUNTED SHIFTER
” The column-mounted shifter takes the comfort designs of the Versions 579 and 567 to a brand-new level,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Principal Designer. “The column-mounted shifter was designed based upon thorough research studies of motorist actions and also comfort designs. This new design additionally enabled us to enhance the usability of our dashboard by eliminating engine brake control changes.”
The column-mounted shifter will be readily available on Versions 579 and also 567 purchased with automated transmissions beginning in October 2017.
The brand-new shifter, located on the right-hand side of the guiding column, includes a multi-mode style and enables control of all transmission and engine brake features, consisting of gear choice, engine brake mode and handbook shifting. The column-mounted shifter locations controls at the vehicle driver’s finger tips, reducing interruptions and also permitting an enhanced concentrate on roadway conditions and bordering website traffic.
Major Automotive Installations in Kenvil NJ and Peterbilt is pleased to present a brand-new, ergonomic column-mounted shifter on the Versions 579 as well as 567. The column-mounted shifter will certainly be conventional on trucks outfitted with the automated PACCAR Transmission as well as those furnished with Eaton Advantage as well as Ultra Change AMTs.
With the application of the column-mounted lever, a new-design pinch valve situated on the dashboard replaced the standard bar for trailer brake activation, significantly enhancing control throughout combining and uncoupling maneuvers.