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November 10, 2015

2016 Peterbilt 579 Tour: Safety, Fuel Efficiency & Driver Comfort Emphasized In Bison's Newest Truck


Peterbilt recently released the 2016 model of its industry leading 579 series, and Bison was quick to add them to its fleet.

Chock-full of exciting new features and improvements, the 2016 Peterbilt 579 is undoubtedly one of the best trucks on the market. Below are a few of the notable features from Peterbilt's newest piece of equipment:

  • New, aerodynamic design for improved fuel efficiency
  • Cummins ISX 450 HP, 15-litre engine, paired with Eaton's 16-speed automatic transmission
  • Unique engine/transmission combination is designed for maximum fuel efficiency, leading to an average of 8.7 MPG
  • Engine is designed to operate within 200 RPM of peak performance, regardless of weight being pulled
  • Low maintenance fairings made from robust plastic
  • Emergency cab exit via storage area access door
  • Luxurious interior including leather wrapped steering wheel
  • Self-levelling driver seat with customizable seating preferences

For a comprehensive tour, watch the YouTube video below as our Director of Maintenance, Mark Irwin, demonstrates the unique functionality of this beautiful machine:

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