Peterbilt catalog profiles parts, schematics online

| 12/13/2004

Detailed truck schematics and parts lists are now available on the Internet with Peterbilt’s electronic catalog, dubbed TruckCare ECAT.

The TruckCare ECAT is now available on the Web, replacing the CD version, making access to this resource more convenient for Peterbilt customers, according to Bruce Ewald, Peterbilt assistant general manager.

Individuals can subscribe to Web ECAT at their area Peterbilt dealerships.

The electronic catalog cross-references a truck’s original chassis record with the PACCAR parts catalog. Users can search and identify parts by keyword, part number and interactive visual diagrams.

“With the visual search function, you can simply point and click on areas of the vehicle to access exploded views of assemblies with greater and greater detail, down to individual parts and components,” Ewald said.

Additionally, wiring and air piping diagrams are included, as are alternate part selections if the part the vehicle was originally spec’d with is no longer produced. The system has information for all Peterbilt trucks built since 1978.