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» Peterbilt 350
Peterbilt 350 by Smarty
— Version 1.0.3
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Description:
The Peterbilt 350 can be considered the precursor to all of the long nose conventionals that followed it. Its swooping fenders, bolted radiator shell and imposing 130" bumper to back of cab dimension made it a truly majestic king of the highway. It was introduced in 1949 and produced through 1957, with 847 units produced (as well as 387 units of the single axle model 280), overlapping the more familiar and prolific lightweight model 351.

I've taken a couple of liberties in this recreation: the single axle model 280 is treated as just a chassis variation, and I've limited the transmission selection to those that will work well with the game's limitations (the model 350 primarily used compound transmissions which aren't properly supported in ATS).

Helpful Hints:
Pay careful attention when configuring the chassis, engine, and transmission. The standard chassis use double reduction rear axles (Rockwell SLDD) and so only slow ratios are available (4.68 to 5.90). This is best suited to the more 'vintage' engine selections (H and early NH engines) by trading off speed for more torque at the wheels. There are also chassis with Stabilaire suspension and SQHD rears (ratios 3.70 to 4.63) which pair well with more recent engines.

Also bear in mind that not all exhaust configurations will be available with all tank configurations. If you're not finding what you want, try a rear-mounted tank. ?

Credits:
Kriechbaum (samples used in engine sound)

Special Thanks:
50keda for his invaluable support while learning SCS Blender Tools, and also for developing SCS Blender Tools
Tim Ahlborn and Cam Lavin for the wealth of Peterbilt knowledge they share with the vintage truck enthusiast community
Warren Johnson for putting together the incredible "Peterbilt: Evolution of Class"
Dan Renovetz for being kind enough to dig through his collection for vintage Cummins and Hall Scott data sheets
All of my Patreon supporters! You guys are helping to make high quality, free mods possible!

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Alternate Versions:
  • 1.0.2 for game version 1.48
  • 1.0.1 for game version 1.46-1.47
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