Peterbilt 359 Model Specs

 

The Peterbilt 359 model was introduced to the trucking market in 1967. How was this 359 model better than the previous 358? As is to be expected from a high-quality truck company like Peterbilt, the 359 was loaded with vast improvements from all preceding models. This model was the first long-nosed conventional Peterbilt truck. Throughout the decades, the 359 changed, each time with another luxury to the driver. In 1973, the 1100 series cab was added with bulkhead-style doors and in 1977, a corvette-like dashboard was added. The latter improvement was nicknamed the “Dash of Class.” As for today’s Peterbilt 359, the modern model comes with a variety of features, dependent of course on the year of production. Here are some of the following 359 Peterbilt model features:

1988 model 359:

- 63 inch sleeper
- flat top sleeper
- Cummins engine
- 400 horse power
- 10 speed transmission
- over drive
- engine brake
- air ride suspension
- aluminum wheels
- 320 inch wheelbase
- tandem rear axles
- 12,000 pound front axle weight
- 44,000 pound rear axle weight

1985 model 359:

- 15 speed transmission
- 4 bag air ride suspension
- aluminum or steel wheelbase
- 255 inch wheelbase
- tandem rear axles
- 12,000 pound front axle weight
- 40,000 pound rear axle weight