Peterbilt Shows Off New CNG Daycab Trucks in Long Beach
Peterbilt declared the two new vehicle arrangements in March, on-highway Model 579 and the all-purpose vocational Model 567.
"Peterbilt leads the heavy duty commercial vehicle sector with the most comprehensive variety of natural gas engine and fuel system offerings," said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt's manager of sales and marketing.
Peterbilt has been making these kinds of vehicles for almost 20 years and promises to lead the sector with 40 percent of Class 6-8 natural gas truck sales.
"Our breadth of our natural-gas vehicle offerings, the most of any manufacturing company, helps ensure we are going to match the use and company demands of most every sector segment," said Woodall. "Customers can select from a wide variety of vehicles, engines and spec choices to fulfill their full-range of needs."
The Quantum back-of-cab system on display at the show supplies a lightweight, high-capacity CNG fuel storage option to Peterbilt customers. It uses Quantum's streamlined Qlite tank technology and can keep 123 DGE (diesel gallon equivalents) of fuel and is designed for simple "fall-and-go" setup. The back-of-cab system also can be installed with Quantum's single or double framework rail mounted systems to reach 216 or 170 DGE joined.
CNG settings of the Versions 567 and 579 will maintain production later this season.
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