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Pete offering new SmartAir configurations on 579

Successful Dealer Staff August 27, 2014

Compact space-saver battery boxes now available for Peterbilt’s no-idle SmartAir system on the Model 579 allow for greater spec’ing flexibility with new chassis configurations, Peterbilt Motors Company recently announced.

Landon Sproull, Peterbilt Chief Engineer, says offering the space-saver battery box option for the Model 579 minimizes weight and further reduces what was already the industry’s smallest footprint for a no-idle cooling system.

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 “Additionally, the space-saver battery box can be mounted to the chassis in a variety of locations allowing for greater spec’ing flexibility, including exhaust configurations with the diesel particulate filter and selective catalytic reduction catalyst in the right-hand, under-cab position,” he says.

The space-saver battery box is constructed of lightweight aluminum and available with a choice of either an aluminum or composite cover.

The lightweight, compact SmartAir system is available for Peterbilt Model 579s equipped with a 72- or 80-inch sleeper. As a factory-installed option, SmartAir is fully integrated into the existing sleeper HVAC system and utilizes existing ducting for superior fit and finish and quality. The system is controlled through an in-sleeper LCD display.

The space-saver battery boxes can be mounted in two new positions: right-hand, back-of-cab and left-hand, back-of-sleeper. These join the existing position of right-hand under the cab.

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