Heavy Duty Trucking

SEP 2014

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p 50 HDT • SEPTEMBER 2014 www.truckinginfo.com Peterbilt had just began full production of its Model 220 this summer when we spotted one at the company's plant in Denton, Texas, and begged for a short drive. Billed as a Class 6 or 7 chassis with a GVW up to 33,000 pounds, the Model 220, introduced in March, is ideally suited for city P&D as well as landscaping applications. You could add specialty bodies for applications such as refuse, street sweeping, striping or roll-off. It's a versatile chassis, made more so by its COE design, which allows windshield that offers a panoramic view. It's coupled with huge side windows and big, well-positioned mirrors. Inside, drivers will find amenities not often seen in urban P&D trucks, such as a multi-function driver infor- mation display showing vehicle and driver performance. The display is easy to see, even in bright sunlight, and the instrumentation is clear and easy to understand. There are compartments in the door panels, along the back wall, in the header and on the dash, but they maximum frame space for the body plus excellent turning radius and maneuverability. Available in a bumper-to-bumper length of up to 35 feet, the Model 220 can be upfitted with 16- to 28- foot bodies. It's powered by a Paccar PX-7, 6.7-liter engine driven through an Allison 2000- or 3000-series 6-speed automatic transmission. The engine is available at 200 or 220 horsepower with 660 pounds-feet of torque. The distinctively European tall COE cab has a 2,500-square-inch Jim Park • Equipment Editor New Class 6/7 COE shows off versatility Peterbilt Model 220 QuickSpin Peterbilt's Model 220 features the PX-7 engine, Allison automatic transmission and all the visibility a driver could hope for.

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