Peterbilt Models 579, 567 Now Available With SmarTire
June 11, 2014
Bendix SmarTire, which monitors tire pressure and temperature, is now available for Peterbilt Models 579 and 567.
The Bendix SmartTire Tire Pressure Monitoring System monitors the pressure and temperature of each tire on the vehicle in real time and will warn the operator of potential problems. The system helps operators keep tires properly inflated, which improves fuel economy and reduces tire wear.
The SmarTire TPMS includes sensors mounted on the wheel inside of each tire and an in-dash display within the main instrument cluster. In addition to communicating warnings, the display can provide the operator with on-demand tire pressure and temperature information.
The Bendix SmarTire system sends alerts for tire pressure deviation, critically low pressure and high temperatures. The system provides instant visual alerts and has an optional audible alarm.
In March, Peterbilt introduced the new Epiq package for the Model 579 that includes the SmarTire system.