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Closer Look: Inside The New Peterbilt 587


Peterbilt 587Peterbilt is a name synonymous with trucking.  Over the years, Peterbilt has managed to meet the needs of the driver while staying true to a brand devoted fans love.  That tradition continues with Peterbilt’s newest Model 587.

At this year’s Mid-American Trucking Show, Peterbilt introduced a new cab interior for the Model 587.  The new aerodynamic design was built to offer more comfort and efficiency features for drivers.

“Our customers expect the highest quality products from Peterbilt, and the new Model 587 interior represents our passion for continuous improvement and purposeful innovation,” said Bill Kozek, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “This exciting interior design focuses on what our customers have asked for: reliability, comfort, safety and ease of operation.”

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The Peterbilt 587 dash has been lowered and re-countoured to provide better visibility.  The new dash has been designed to bring switches, controls and storage within the driver’s reach.  The dash also features a 5″ color Driver Information Display, which provides vital vehicle information to the driver.

“From a design perspective, we focused on the touch points,” said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. “Hundreds of drivers were interviewed and measured during the research and development to ensure this new cab environment meets their needs.”

“The gauges are easy to read, providing critical vehicle information to the driver,” Sproull continued. “Everything from the dash shape to the position of the switches and gauges to the lighting has been designed for safety, comfort, and improved productivity.”

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The Model 587 features a new air over hydraulic clutch system that reduces pedal effort by 50%. Take a Look Inside the New Peterbilt 587


The new Model 587 also features all-LED interior lighting.  LEDs have a longer bulb life and require less battery power than traditional lights.

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Prestige- Power locks, power windows and heated mirrors.

Platinum- Power locks, power windows and heated mirrors.  Premium steering wheel that includes audio and cruise control functions.

“Overall, the new Model 587 interior enhances driver comfort and improves operational efficiency, which goes directly to our customer’s bottom line,” said Kozek. “The Model 587, based on a 2.3 meter wide cab, is an excellent vehicle for carriers who require the additional space inherent to integrated cab & sleeper designs.”


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