PETERBILT INTRODUCES ERGONOMIC COLUMN-MOUNTED SHIFTER FOR AUTOMATED TRANSMISSION

PETERBILT INTRODUCES ERGONOMIC COLUMN-MOUNTED SHIFTER FOR AUTOMATED TRANSMISSION

The new shifter, situated on the right-hand side of the guiding column, features a multi-mode style and enables control of all transmission and also engine brake features, including equipment option, engine brake setting and manual shifting. The column-mounted shifter locations manages at the driver’s finger ideas, reducing diversions and permitting an increased focus on road conditions as well as surrounding traffic.

Major Automotive Installations in Kenvil NJ and Peterbilt is pleased to introduce a brand-new, ergonomic column-mounted shifter on the Versions 579 as well as 567. The column-mounted shifter will certainly be basic on vehicles equipped with the automated PACCAR Transmission along with those geared up with Eaton Advantage as well as Ultra Change AMTs.

” The column-mounted shifter takes the comfort designs of the Designs 579 and also 567 to a brand-new level,” claimed Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Principal Designer. “The column-mounted shifter was developed based upon comprehensive research studies of chauffeur behavior as well as functional designs. This brand-new layout likewise allowed us to improve on the usability of our dash by removing engine brake control switches.”

The column-mounted shifter will certainly be readily available on Models 579 and also 567 purchased with automated transmissions beginning in October 2017.

With the application of the column-mounted lever, a new-design pinch shutoff situated on the dash changed the typical bar for trailer brake activation, considerably boosting control throughout coupling as well as uncoupling maneuvers.