Peterbilt redesigns exhaust, battery box and PTO on Model 220

Peterbilt truck Model 220Peterbilt has redesigned several new features and options for its Model 220 that result in weight savings and improved performance and serviceabiPeterbilt Model 220 trucklity.

A new vertical exhaust featuring a single canister aftertreatment system replaces a dual canister design and saves up to 100 lbs. per unit while also increasing the Model 220’s cab-to-axle distance by six inches.

The battery box in this exhaust configuration has also been reduced, resulting in a combined weight savings of up to 165 lbs. The standard battery box cover on the Model 220 has also been enhanced for 2017. Now made from lighter-weight aluminum instead of steel, the battery box cover also offers better corrosion resistance.

A new enhanced frame layout for the Model 220 features better clearance for PTO installation through the left-hand rail and enables faster and easier PTO mounting and serviceability.

Peterbilt’s Medium Duty Marketing Manager Kim Lawton says the new design also allows for quicker work for body outfitters.