Peterbilt Upgrades Dash in Model 320
Nov 1, 2000 12:00 PM, MODERN BULK TRANSPORTER STAFF
Peterbilt has upgraded its Model 320 with a new gauge package incorporating the same technologically advanced instrument system used in its aerodynamic Model 387. The Model 320 is a low-cab-forward used primarily in the refuse industry. Its ergonomically designed dash has easy-to-read gauges and switches and is designed for downward visibility.
At the heart of the truck's new gauge cluster is a 331/48-inch speedometer with message center (SMC) that features an integrated digital information display capable of functioning in six different modes. SMC modes include standard odometer, two trip odometers, clock with alarm, hourmeter, and diagnostic messaging. Up to 13 two-inch gauges may be installed in this new configuration. Oil pressure and primary and secondary air pressure gauges are standard.
"The new system continues to use a single five-wire cable to connect all the gauges together," says Dan Sobic, Peterbilt assistant general manager. "This significantly reduces the number of wire connections behind the instrument panel."
The Peterbilt Model 320 is available in a range of cab configurations including left, right, or dual drives, along with right hand standup on dual-drive vehicles.
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