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Peterbilt’s Model 589 hits 5,000 orders


Peterbilt has received over 5,000 orders for its Model 589 since it became available a year ago, the company announced this week. 

The new model was unveiled in May of 2023 and was available for order by August of the same year. It has replaced the Model 389.

“The Model 589 represents the heritage of the Peterbilt brand and was designed to make a statement with its bold style, superior craftsmanship and advanced technologies,” adds Jake Montero, Peterbilt assistant general manager, sales and marketing. “The successful combination of tradition and innovation has generated tremendous driver acceptance and we’re excited to see 589s on the road and performing well.”

In addition to receiving its 5,000th order, Peterbilt also recently delivered the 1,000th Model 589 to proud recipient, Mike Lowrie Trucking in Dixon, California, reported Trucks, Parts, Service News.

“As the proud recipient of Peterbilt’s 1,000th Model 589, I am reminded of the legacy that my family has shared with Peterbilt. From humble beginnings in 1947 with my dad’s first used Peterbilt, to us purchasing our new Peterbilts together in 1978, to now operating nearly 250 Peterbilt trucks, they have been more than a truck manufacturer; they’ve been a partner in our success,” says Lowrie, president of Mike Lowrie Trucking. 

The Model 589 includes 15-inch air cleaners, 7-inch diameter exhaust stacks, and exhaust shield, and the lighting package includes LED daytime running lights. The inside boasts practical features for truckers such as automatic climate control, larger cup holders, and ample storage. Peterbilt also claims that its air-assisted hydraulic clutch on manual transmissions on the Model 589 reduces maintenance on the truck, and may even prevent driver fatigue. 

The Model 589 is sold as both a day cab, and several sleeper options. Sleeper options include the 44-inch low roof, 58-inch UltraLow, low, and high roof, 72-inch low and high roof and 80-inch high roof styles. The new model is also available in a ‘Legendary Package’ that puts a modern spin on the vintage script logo on the hood and leather-grain seats.


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