Peterbilt enhances Model 210, 220 cabover trucks

Updated Oct 24, 2011

Peterbilt Motors Co. on Friday, Oct. 21, unveiled new design enhancements for medium-duty Models 210 and 220 cabovers in the Class 6 and Class 7 markets. Offering added maneuverability, payload capacity and visibility, the cabover vehicles are available in several wheelbases to accommodate a variety of application requirements, including pickup and delivery, wrecker and sweeper.

“Maneuverability is a key attribute to maintain,” says Bill Jackson, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president. “The Model 210 and 220 offer that and driver comfort, entry safety features, serviceability and vigorous power all in a compact package. And with its low chassis weight, it’s perfect for high volume payloads. From Class 5 to Class 8, Peterbilt has a complete lineup of conventional and cabover trucks that offer versatility that will meet any business requirements or application needs.”

The new 2012 designs have paired a lightweight chassis and frame rail with a strategically positioned electrical system to optimize body installation and increase payload capacity. The Models 210 and 220 utilize selective catalytic reduction technology and are 2010 emissions-compliant. The new designs also are available with an Allison 2100 Series automatic transmission.

The Peterbilt 210 is available as a Class 6 straight truck with GVW rated at 26,000 pounds. It features a tight turning radius for added maneuverability and a wrap-around windshield, extra-large side windows and heated mirrors. Standard with an automatic transmission and air suspension, the model 210 is recommended for bodies between 18 to 26 feet in length and can be configured for a non-CDL operation. In addition, the wraparound dash highlights the spacious interior with its capacity to seat three people and provides ample storage with overhead compartments running the width of the cabin.

A Class 7 vehicle, the Model 220 also offers a tight turning radius and wraparound windshield, in addition to a low chassis weight for high-volume payloads. The front panel opens for quick access to the air filter, coolant, washer fluid, power-steering fluid, refrigerant and engine oil, and ergonomically positioned doors open a wide 90 degrees. The Model 220 is recommended for bodies between 20 and 26 feet in length.

Both vehicles are powered by the Paccar PX-6 engine with horsepower ratings up to 250 and torque ratings up to 660 lb.-ft. Suited for medium-duty truck owners, the fuel-efficient PX-6 provides an inline 6-cylinder devise with four valves per cylinder and a high-pressure common-rail fuel system.

“To expand versatility in Peterbilt’s medium-duty line and to capitalize on market growth, our team of engineers has developed new designs for the Model 210 and 220 to enhance driver productivity,” says Landon Sproull, Peterbilt chief engineer. “The 2012 designs offer optimal maneuverability, comfort and ease of operation, providing drivers an advantage while operating in congested environments.”