The truck manufacturer has introduced two new medium-duty vehicles powered by compressed natural gas during the Mid-America Trucking Show 2015: the Model 337 (displayed at the event) and the Model 348. Both models, ideal for dump, refuse and short- and regional-haul operations, are now in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors.
“Peterbilt is the established market leader in natural-gas powered Class 8 commercial vehicles and we’re pleased to bring this expertise to medium-duty markets,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “Peterbilt’s medium-duty trucks – renowned for their versatility, quality and performance – are now available for customers who want to operate with cost effective, environmentally sound CNG.”
According to Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Chief Engineer, the new medium-duty models are optimized for this configuration with 110-inch BBCs. “The CNG Models 337 and 348 give Peterbilt the industry’s most competitive portfolio of natural-gas vehicles. The dimensions provide a BBC two inches shorter than any competitive model and a cab height that is 2.5 inches lower,” he said.
Both the Models 348 and 337 are powered by the Cummins Westport ISL-G with 320 horsepower and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque. The engine complies with EPA 2010, 2013 and CARB emissions regulations.
Besides these new two CNG trucks, the company also announces during the Mid-America Trucking Show that it will expand its portfolio of natural-gas powered vehicles with the introduction of its Models 579 and 567 in LNG configurations.