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Model 220 improved

Posted: March 15, 2017

Peterbilt has added new design features and options that result in weight savings, better performance, and improved serviceability for its Model 220.

A key change is an enhanced frame layout that features better clearance for PTO installation through the left-hand rail and enables faster and easier PTO mounting and serviceability. The new design is standard on all Model 220s ordered after January 2017.

The new design allows body outfitters to complete their work more efficiently and with reduced downtime for customers, says Peterbilt.

Among the other new features is a redesigned vertical exhaust. The single canister aftertreatment in this design replaces the former dual canister design, saving up to 100 lb per unit. The design also increases the Model 220’s cab-to-axle distance by 6 inches. The battery box in this exhaust configuration has also been reduced in size, resulting in a combined weight savings of up to 165 lb.

The standard battery box cover on the Model 220 has also been enhanced for 2017. The battery box cover is now made from lighter-weight aluminum instead of steel. It has better corrosion resistance and enhanced overall aesthetics.

All the 2017 enhancements are available for immediate order. The Model 220, new in 2014, is aimed at multiple applications including urban pick-up-and delivery, refuse, landscaping, and street sweeping.


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