Louisville, KY — March 24, 2010
Today, Peterbilt introduced the new on-highway, EPA SmartWay® certified Model 587 at its press conference at the Mid-America Trucking Show. A dynamic evolution of the highly successful Model 387, the new Model 587 is Peterbilt’s new standard for on-highway fuel efficiency, technology and serviceability.
"The new Model 587 is the culmination of design, engineering and customer feedback which resulted in an optimized truck that sets the standard for operational efficiency, operator comfort and safety for on-highway Class 8 trucks," said Bill Jackson, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. "The Model 587 is available with the new PACCAR MX engine, which brings a new level of innovation through industry-leading quality, exceptional reliability and proven performance."
Adding to an already impressive pedigree, the Model 587 has earned the Environmental Protection Agency’s (EPA) SmartWay certification and has been recognized as fuel efficient and environmentally friendly. The SmartWay program has established a comprehensive set of fuel-saving, low-emission equipment specifications for new Class 8 long-haul tractors and trailers. The new Model 587 offers customers fuel savings, lower greenhouse gas emissions, and significantly reduces NOx, particulate matter and other air pollutants.
Available with two sleepers or in a day cab configuration, the Model 587 is ideal for long-haul fleets, driving teams or owner-operators who seek quality, performance, value and style. The Model 587 day cab captures the exceptional fuel efficiency and aerodynamic styling of the Model 587 and transforms it into a day cab configuration for tanker and regional haul applications. The cab interior has swivel seats, dual arm rests and a roomy 30-inch walk-through space providing a comfortable work and living environment for the operator. The dash layout features stylish colors and textures while gauges and switches are positioned within easy reach to provide an ergonomic work environment.
The new Model 587 features:
"The sleek new Model 587 design was shaped by engineers with customer input, and supported with hundreds of iterations of computational fluid dynamic studies to validate those designs," said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. "Particular attention was paid to serviceability features such as bonded construction, advanced circuit board technology and reduced wiring; all making the Model 587 a durable, reliable performer."
The Model 587 features the new 2010 PACCAR MX engine rated at 380 – 485 horsepower or the 2010 Cummins ISX15 available with a horsepower range of 400 to 600. Fuller Manual and Automatic transmissions are available with axle ratings up to 46,000 lbs.
About Peterbilt Motors Company
Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry leading design, innovative engineering and fuel efficiency solutions, with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the "Class" of the industry. Through its 250-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of TruckCare® programs to support its full lineup of vehicles, including alternative fueled vehicles, with aftermarket support programs. Customers enjoy industry leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.