Emergency Vehicle Conversions

Emergency Vehicle Conversions

The column-mounted shifter will certainly be readily available on Models 579 as well as 567 bought with automated transmissions starting in October 2017.

Fire Command Vehicle Conversions and Peterbilt is pleased to introduce a new, ergonomic column-mounted shifter on the Designs 579 and 567. The column-mounted shifter will be conventional on trucks equipped with the automated PACCAR Transmission as well as those geared up with Eaton Advantage and Ultra Shift AMTs.

With the application of the column-mounted lever, a new-design pinch shutoff located on the dash changed the typical bar for trailer brake activation, significantly enhancing control throughout combining and uncoupling maneuvers.

The brand-new shifter, situated on the right-hand side of the guiding column, features a multi-mode style and enables control of all transmission and engine brake functions, including gear option, engine brake mode and also handbook shifting. The column-mounted shifter areas controls at the chauffeur’s finger tips, decreasing interruptions as well as enabling an enhanced concentrate on roadway problems and also surrounding website traffic.

” The column-mounted shifter takes the functional designs of the Designs 579 and also 567 to a new level,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Principal Engineer. “The column-mounted shifter was designed based on extensive researches of motorist behavior as well as comfort designs. This brand-new layout also allowed us to improve the functionality of our dashboard by getting rid of engine brake control switches over.”