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Peterbilt 579 Truck Tractor Specs

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  1. Peterbilt 579 Truck Tractor Features
  2. Specifications
  3. In Conclusion
Peterbilt 579 Truck Tractor Specs

Peterbilt 579 Truck Tractor is known to be one of the most technologically advanced equipment manufactured at Peterbilt. This trucking rig is a solid option for those who want to score a fuel efficient and impressive aerodynamics truck. Check out the Peterbilt 579 Truck Tractor: specs, dimensions, and weight, and see if it is good value for money. Keep scrolling.

Peterbilt 579 Truck Tractor Features

Peterbilt 579 Truck Tractor sets the standard for technology with its driver comfort and fuel efficiency. The bumper and hood were designed for maximum aerodynamics to help fuel economy. Peterbilt 579 is engineered to enhance the overall uptime and safety to lower the driver's workload. In addition, Peterbilt 579 has a powerful engine with a maximum payload capacity that is durable, reliable, and efficient.




  • Approximate First Year Of Manufacture


  • Engine Make
PACCAR and Cummins
  • Displacement
14.9 cu in (0.24 L)
  • Engine Model
  • Gross Power
400 hp (298.28 kW)


  • Transmission Type
  • Model


  • Total GVW
50 350 lb (22, 838.376 kg)
  • Wheelbase
240 in (6.096 m)


  • Power
405 - 510 hp
  • Torque
1650 - 1850 lb-ft
  • Torque Measured
900 - 1000 rpm
  • Displacement
12.9 L
  • Bore x Stroke
130mm x 160 mm
  • Governed Speed
2,200 rpm
  • Oil System Capacity
42 U.S. quarts (39.74 L)


  • Power
355 - 445 hp
  • Torque
1250 - 1700 lb-ft
  • Torque Measured
900 rpm
  • Displacement
  • Bore x Stroke
123 mm x 152 mm
  • Governed Speed
2,200 rpm
  • Oil System Capacity
39 U.S. quarts (36.90 L)


  • Front Axle
12,000 – 14,600 lbs.
  • Hoods

118” BBC Metton®

124” BBC Metton®

  • Sleeper Style

44”, 58”, 72”, 80” Discrete

80” UltraLoft

In Conclusion

Peterbilt 579 is a top-of-the-line truck tractor with a distinctive exterior and improved aerodynamics. With its state-of-the-art technology, Peterbilt 579 will greatly help lower the driver's workload by enhancing its overall uptime and safety. If you are buying a Peterbilt 579 Truck Tractor, getting a professional auto transporter is wise because it will secure and safely deliver your equipment without hassle. Visit A-1 Auto Transport for a shipping quote.



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