Sheppard Dual Steering Gears are now available for Peterbilt's conventional-family models, bringing increased durability, maneuverability and wheel cut to heavy-duty vocational applications.
The optional dual steering gears provide improved turning radius by eliminating the power-steering assist cylinder, giving the front wheels more room to turn. Removing the assist cylinder has no impact on turning power or performance, and also reduces maintenance requirements.
"By improving wheel cut by up to 10 percent in certain configurations, the new Sheppard gears will help customers overcome the challenges of limited workspace and may improve productivity through faster load-unload cycles," says Dan Sobic, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager.
Sheppard Dual Steering Gears are available for Peterbilt Models 385, 379, 378 and 357, in most configurations.