Peterbilt 379 1987–2007 Design Exterior Big Truck – American backbone truck Peterbilt 379 began its history in 1987, when it replaced the 359 series on the conveyor belt of its predecessor. On the production line, the was for twenty years, and during this time he became the dream of many truckers in the world, in his external characteristics, he resembles his fellow Peterbilt 378, a long hood, a massive chrome grille, chrome air filters on the sides of the hood, and massive Exhaust pipes on the sides or behind the cab.
The last few years of production of these trucks, they were equipped with diesel six-cylinder four-stroke Caterpillar C-15 engines with a capacity of 475 horsepower, and a thirteen-speed gearbox, and it was called slightly differently from Peterbilt 379s, and since 2005, modern mirrors have been installed on trucks Tuned so that the driver was not difficult to go back up. And so in general for all the years of production, these trucks were installed many different engines, from the Caterpillar to the Detroit diesel, whose power was from 300 to 580 horsepower.
Gearboxes installed as Spice, and Fuller, with the number of gears from five to sixteen. The leading bridges could be installed by both Meritor and Eaton, all bridges were attached to Air Leaf air suspension, each bridge was fastened to four such cushions. All American trucks are produced with long hoods, had a length from the front bumper to the rear wall of about 3236 millimeters, trucks could go off the assembly line without sleeping bags, but also there were special modules that acted as these sleeping bags, they could be both high and With a low roof, the maximum length of such a module was about one and a half meters.
In general, the whole cabin of the truck was made of aluminum, in other matters, like most of the tail, everything was reinforced on a steel frame. Also, the cab of the truck had a pneumatic suspension from special cylinders that absorbed the jolts coming from the road, and were regulated by an electronic system. The truck used a strong steel frame, a wide wheelbase, and it served mainly to transport powerful and heavy semi-trailers the maximum mass of which could reach up to 82 tons. Trucks were produced with wheel formulas from 4х2 to 8х4, and they could be used for various cargo transportations, such as construction sites and timber production, as well as long haul transportations.
Peterbilt 379 1987–2007 Design Exterior Big Truck