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Elgin Sweeper Offers Peterbilt Cabover Chassis Option for Air and Mechanical Sweepers

Elgin, IL – February 2015

Peterbilt Model 220 chassis delivers increased maneuverability, visibility and operator comfort.

Elgin Sweeper has introduced a medium-duty Peterbilt Model 220 cabover chassis option for its line of air and mechanical street sweepers. The cabover Class 6 and 7 chassis feature numerous enhancements to performance and operator comfort. Elgin Sweeper showcased a Crosswind regenerative air sweeper mounted on the Peterbilt chassis at the company's exhibit at the National Pavement Expo this past January 28-31 in Nashville.

Peterbilt Cabover Chassis
The Peterbilt right-hand steer only chassis is available for Elgin Sweeper's air and mechanical sweepers. A dual-steer version of the Peterbilt chassis option will be available for the company's air and mechanical sweepers later in 2015.

"We are proud to collaborate with Peterbilt to develop a cab-over chassis package that will exceed the maneuverability, operational, ergonomics and serviceability needs of our sweeping customers," said James Crockett, sweeper products manager, Elgin Sweeper. "The compact Peterbilt chassis is ideal for sweeping applications that require high maneuverability and finesse in tight spots."

Clear frame rail package

The new Peterbilt 220 chassis is available with a clear frame rail package option that provides up to 10 inches of additional frame rail space, compared to the previous design. This option optimizes the wheelbase for air sweepers, with a usable cab-to-rear-axle clear space of 117 inches, and a wheelbase of 156 inches. A 121-inch wheelbase is also available for mechanical sweepers. In addition to optimizing chassis space, the new option results in a 40-percent larger capacity diesel exhaust fluid tank, improved visibility through the rear window and greater ease of serviceability.


"Operating a street sweeper requires good visibility and agility, especially in urban areas," said Wesley Slavin, marketing manager – medium-duty products at Peterbilt. "The Peterbilt chassis features a 16-percent shorter turning radius and a 40-percent closer forward visibility than conventional models." With a wheel-cut angle of up to 53 degrees, the Model 220 has a curb-to-curb turning radius of 22.5 feet on a 156-inch wheelbase truck, and a 17.5 foot curb-to-curb on a 121-inch wheelbase.

Operator comfort

The cab on the Peterbilt chassis features a completely redesigned interior, providing operators with improved comfort, safety and productivity. An expansive, 2,500-square-inch windshield and extra-large side windows provide the operator with a panoramic view of the surroundings. Other standard cab features include air-ride seats, power windows, heated remote mirrors, daytime running lamps, 18-inch diameter tilt steering column, and AM/FM/MP3 stereo.

A curved dashboard features easy-to-read instrumentation and an interactive, 5-inch color display module that monitors vital vehicle and engine functions, as well as driver performance. The Driver Performance Assistant coaches operators with real-time driving tips to improve fuel economy and reduce component wear. Instrumentation and switches are located within easy reach of the driver.

PACCAR PX-7 engine

The chassis is equipped with a 6.7-liter PACCAR PX-7 engine with up to 260 horsepower and up to 660 ft-lbs of torque. The engine delivers superior performance, minimizes operational costs and maximizes uptime. The standard automatic Allison transmission has a push-button shifter for easy engagement.


By simply lifting the front access cover, the operator has immediate access to common service items such as radiator coolant, washer fluid, refrigerant cooling system, engine oil, power steering fluid, and cab air filter. The easy lift front access cover reduces pre-trip inspection and service time to maximize vehicle uptime.

"Our sweeper customers will appreciate the reduced maintenance, long service intervals and excellent fuel efficiency they will experience with this chassis," Crockett said.

The leading sweeper brand in North America and around the world, Elgin Sweeper offers the latest sweeping technologies – mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air, alternative fuel and waterless dust control – to municipalities, contractors and industries. Elgin Sweeper is committed to taking advantage of leading technologies to provide exceptional sweeper performance while reducing the overall negative impact of air and water pollution to the environment. With more than 100 dealer locations around the world, the company's dealer partner professionals provide unmatched customer service and expertise.

For more information on the new Peterbilt chassis for Elgin Sweeper's air and mechanical sweepers, please contact your local Elgin Sweeper dealer, or visit to find a dealer near you.

About Peterbilt Motors Company

Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company combines a global reputation for industry-leading design, innovative engineering and fuel-efficiency solutions, with superior quality to engineer a truck that stands as the "Class" of the industry. Through its nearly 300-plus North American dealer locations, Peterbilt also provides a comprehensive array of aftermarket support programs to complement its full lineup of on-highway, vocational and medium-duty products, including alternative fuel vehicles.

Customers enjoy industry-leading service and support, including preventive maintenance plans, expedited QuickCare services, automated parts inventory replenishment and 24/7 complimentary Customer Assistance through 1-800-4-Peterbilt. For more information about Peterbilt, visit Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

Sold and serviced through a network of more than 100 dealer locations worldwide, Elgin Sweeper products are the sweepers of choice for a variety of general street maintenance, special industrial and airport applications. With 100 years of experience, Elgin Sweeper offers municipalities, contractors and industries the most sweeper options in the country, using the latest sweeping technologies—mechanical, pure vacuum, regenerative air, alternative fuel and waterless dust control. Elgin Sweeper is a subsidiary of Federal Signal Corporation's Environmental Solutions Group. For more information, visit

Federal Signal Corporation (NYSE: FSS) provides products and services to protect people and our planet. Founded in 1901, Federal Signal is a leading global designer and manufacturer of products and total solutions that serve municipal, governmental, industrial and commercial customers. Headquartered in Oak Brook, Ill., with manufacturing facilities worldwide, the Company operates three groups: Safety and Security Systems, Environmental Solutions and Fire Rescue. For more information on Federal Signal, visit:

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