With the driver shortage, a significant issue across all segments of trucking—including medium-duty applications—Class 5 vehicles are more attractive than ever. Class 5 trucks are more than capable of handling the requirements of local delivery companies and they don’t require a commercial driver’s license to operate.
Peterbilt’s Model 325 is a Class 5 truck with a GVW of 19,500 lbs and is equipped with hydraulic brakes, making it ideal for light- and medium-duty operations. The Model 325 is versatile and can be upfitted with a wide range of bodies for many different applications.
UNDER THE SKIRT
The 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-7 engine—offering up to 300 hp and 660 lb-ft of torque—delivers superior performance, minimizes operational costs, and maximizes uptime for medium-duty owners. Reduced maintenance, long service intervals, and excellent fuel efficiency add up to a superior lifetime value.
The easy-to-operate, easy-to-service hydraulic brakes feature ABS and come standard. The Model 325 is designed to maximize the efficiency of non-commercial drivers with a quick-check engine and single-axle drive. It’s ideal for light towing, pickup and delivery, roll-off, landscaping, and municipal utility applications.
Featured Image: The Model 325— ideal for light towing, pickup and delivery, roll-off, landscaping, and municipal utility applications—is designed to maximize the efficiency of non-commercial drivers with a quick-check engine and single-axle drive.
Above: Reduced maintenance, long service intervals, and excellent fuel efficiency add up to a superior lifetime value.
The Model 325 is constructed with a lightweight, all-aluminum cab for fuel efficiency and is corrosion-resistant for durability. The hood is manufactured from Metton, which reduces weight without sacrificing impact-resistant strength, and tilts open a full 90 degrees for easier access to key service points. The stainless steel grille surround is long lasting; its durable design protects the engine cooling system.
THE INNER WORKINGS
Its driver-friendly features make the Model 325 a top-choice truck. With easy-to-read gauges, easy-to-reach switches, and quick service access points, it’s designed to keep non-commercial drivers relaxed and productive. Operators will appreciate the Model 325’s automotive-like interior for its ergonomics and ease of operability. Just like the exterior, the interior is manufactured of long-lasting, durable materials.
The ergonomic dash features easy-to-read LED backlit gauges, a driver information display for critical vehicle data, and rocker switches within easy reach. Power controls for door locks and power windows are conveniently located in the door panel and a multi-functional turnstalk and easy-to-read driver information center provide a comfortable, ergonomic driver environment. An in-mold process embeds color directly onto the dash for a long-lasting finish, virtually eliminating fading, scratching, and peeling.
WHAT I’M TRYING TO SAY…
The Model 325 features the same quality and value that are hallmarks of Peterbilt’s legendary brand—and it shares many of the same attributes as its heavy-duty counterparts. From the durable, all-aluminum cab to the stainless steel grille and surround helping protect the cooling system from impacts and road debris, the Model 325 is built to last. Long life and trouble-free operation mean low cost of operation for owners. The Model 325 is easy to drive and easy to maintain.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Find out more about Peterbilt’s Model 325 and other Peterbilt products and services, visit www.peterbilt.com.
MODERN WORKTRUCK SOLUTIONS: MARCH 2016 ISSUE
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