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Peterbilt Launches Medium-Duty CNG Vehicle Platform

Peterbilt Motors Company introduced two new medium-duty vehicles powered by CNG during the Mid-America Trucking Show (MATS): the Model 337 and the Model 348. Both vehicles are now in production and can be configured as trucks or tractors. Peterbilt says the vehicles are an ideal choice for dump, refuse and short- and regional-haul operations.

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,” Newhouse said. “The dimensions provide a BBC two inches shorter than any competitive model and a cab height that is 2.5 inches lower.”

Newhouse said the optimized spec, including steering geometry that provides up to a 50 degree turning angle, provides improved maneuverability in congested city and jobsite operations. Both the Models 348 and 337 are powered by the Cummins Westport ISL-G with 320 horsepower and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque.

Peterbilt displayed a CNG-powered Model 337 in its exhibit at the MATS show. For more information, contact Derek Smith at 940.591.4285 derek.smith@paccar.com.