In 2015, public works departments will have two Peterbilt chassis options for Elgin’s air and mechanical street sweepers.
The cab-over Class 6 and 7 chassis features numerous enhancements to performance and operator comfort.
Clear frame rail package
The new Peterbilt 220 chassis is available with a clear frame rail package option that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space, compared to the previous design. This option optimizes the wheelbase for air sweepers, with a usable cab-to-rear-axle clear space of 117 inches, and a wheelbase of 156 inches.
Operating a street sweeper requires good visibility and agility, the Peterbilt chassis features a 16-percent shorter turning radius and a 40-percent closer forward visibility and with a wheel-cut angle of up to 53 degrees, the Model 220 has a curb-to-curb turning radius of 22.5 feet on a 156-inch wheelbase truck, and a 17.5 foot curb-to-curb on a 121-inch wheelbase.
The cab features a completely redesigned interior, providing improved comfort, safety and productivity. An expansive, 2,500-square-inch windshield and extra-large side windows provide the operator with a panoramic view of the surroundings. A curved dashboard features easy-to-read instrumentation and an interactive, 5-inch color display module that monitors vital vehicle and engine functions, as well as driver performance.
PACCAR PX-7 engine
The chassis is equipped with a 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-7 engine with up to 260 horsepower and up to 660 ft-lbs of torque. The engine delivers superior performance, minimizes operational costs and maximizes uptime. The standard automatic Allison transmission has a push-button shifter for easy engagement.
By simply lifting the front access cover, the operator has immediate access to common service items such as radiator coolant, washer fluid, refrigerant cooling system, engine oil, power steering fluid, and cab air filter. The easy lift front access cover reduces pre-trip inspection and service time to maximize vehicle uptime.