Emergency Vehicle Upfitting and Conversions

Emergency Vehicle Upfitting and Conversions

Emergency Vehicle Conversions are a necessary part of the emergency vehicle industry.   is pleased to present a brand-new, ergonomic column-mounted shifter on the Versions 579 as well as 567. The column-mounted shifter will be typical on trucks equipped with the automated PACCAR Transmission in addition to those outfitted with Eaton Advantage and Ultra Change AMTs.

” The column-mounted shifter takes the ergonomics of the Versions 579 and also 567 to a brand-new degree,” claimed Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. “The column-mounted shifter was designed based upon extensive research studies of motorist behavior and functional designs. This new design likewise allowed us to improve the use of our dashboard by getting rid of engine brake control changes.”

With the execution of the column-mounted bar, a new-design pinch shutoff located on the dash replaced the conventional bar for trailer brake activation, substantially enhancing control during coupling as well as uncoupling maneuvers.

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

The new shifter, located on the right-hand side of the steering column, includes a multi-mode layout and also enables control of all transmission and also engine brake features, including gear selection, engine brake setting and also guidebook changing. The column-mounted shifter places regulates at the vehicle driver’s finger ideas, lessening interruptions and also permitting a boosted focus on road conditions and surrounding traffic.