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Photography => CARRIER SPOTLIGHT => TMC => Topic started by: Mackinac359 on April 16, 2013, 04:27:24 PM

Title: PB 579 #10024
Post by: Mackinac359 on April 16, 2013, 04:27:24 PM
I've seen two of these TMC 579's around Mackinac Bridge lately - both times I had no camera.   Today I managed to catch this specimen at rest, a bit dirty from the grimy roads.
(http://images43.fotki.com/v1505/photos/0/11670/11913231/TMC10024579right41613-vi.jpg)
(http://images46.fotki.com/v524/photos/0/11670/11913231/TMC10024579left41613-vi.jpg)
(http://images61.fotki.com/v249/photos/0/11670/11913231/TMC10024579front41613-vi.jpg)
(http://images52.fotki.com/v734/photos/0/11670/11913231/TMC10024579StIg41613-vi.jpg)
Tim
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: Greg_E on April 16, 2013, 04:32:43 PM
It still looks very nice and you got some good photos of it Tim.
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: granitefan713 on April 16, 2013, 04:44:37 PM
Looks good! Can't wait to see one for myself!
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: Joseph29 on April 17, 2013, 12:02:21 AM
Looks really nice!! I haven't seen any 579's in my area yet.  >:(
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: perufb on April 17, 2013, 04:38:12 AM
Nice shots Tim, I seen one a couple weeks a go in Champlain waiting to deliver to the marina.
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: Jon_G on April 17, 2013, 01:50:57 PM
Great catch Tim! I like it 8) Did you say they have a chrome-style bumper coming soon?

Jon
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: Ray F on April 17, 2013, 01:55:43 PM
Looks good! Can't wait to see one for myself!
x2 !!!!  8)
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: Mackinac359 on April 17, 2013, 04:46:28 PM
John,
Yes, Peterbilt had a 579 at MATS with a bright bumper. 

Tim
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: Ray F on April 17, 2013, 05:50:14 PM
Is The 386 going to Be Replaced by the 579 or are they keeping it  ???
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: granitefan713 on April 17, 2013, 06:03:31 PM
Is The 386 going to Be Replaced by the 579 or are they keeping it  ???

Not as of yet that I know of. They are going to offer the "narrow cab" models along with the wider ones like the 579.
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: Steve_WI on April 19, 2013, 08:59:04 AM
Just saw my first TMC 579 heading south on I90/39 near Janesville, WI yesterday afternoon. Was loaded with boats. Actually didnt look all that bad for the few seconds I saw it.
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: LoneStar on May 01, 2013, 10:20:19 PM
Wow, looks like a very nice truck! Their newest ones are going to have Chrome bumpers from the factory!
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: Jon_G on May 02, 2013, 02:14:17 PM
Is The 386 going to Be Replaced by the 579 or are they keeping it  ???
I would think the 386 is too popular at this point to even consider replacing it. Still a lot of companies buying it, Pete would probably lose a lot of $$ if they replaced it now.
Title: Re: PB 579 #10024
Post by: LoneStar on May 03, 2013, 01:18:30 PM
No, I think the 386 will stick around. Looks like it needs refreshed though, compared to these new models, so I think they will do a little sprucing up on it here shortly.