MRO Magazine

Peterbilt Introduces Model 567 Set-Forward Front Axle Configuration


March 25, 2015
By Business Wire News

LOUISVILLE, Ky.

Peterbilt launched a new set-forward front axle configuration for its flagship vocational Model 567 that is ideal for mixer and other weight-conscious applications. The new model – equipped with a PACCAR PX-9 engine, an Allison automatic transmission with FuelSense technology and a McNeilus mixer body was on display at the company’s exhibit during the Mid-America Trucking Show.

“The Model 567 SFFA (set-forward front axle) lets customers maximize payloads while helping meet state and federal bridge law requirements,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt Assistant General Manager of Sales and Marketing. “The Model 567 is a low-weight leader and this new configuration will let customers take full advantage of that through optimized weight distribution.”

Like the set-back axle version, the Model 567 SFFA is available in both 115- and 121-inch BBC lengths. The 115-inch BBC has a bumper to front axle distance of 29 inches and the 121-inch BBC has a bumper to front axle distance of 31 inches. These dimensions were carefully engineered to maximize maneuverability while providing the ideal wheelbase to comply with bridge law requirements.

“The new axle position builds on the Model 567’s already exceptional versatility, helping customers across a wide range of applications reach higher levels of performance, productivity and profitability,” said Woodall. “The Model 567 broke new ground for visibility, maneuverability and durability. Customer reception of the Model 567 has been overwhelmingly positive and the new SFFA configuration gives our customers more choices than ever to meet their jobsite requirements and business goals.”

The Model 567 SFFA is available for order now through Peterbilt dealerships. Production is scheduled for June.

Both the set-forward and set-back front axle configurations of the Model 567 are standard with the PACCAR MX-13 Engine with up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque. Both are available as a day cab or with Peterbilt’s complete lineup of detachable sleepers.

Durable, Versatile Design

Lightweight, yet durable to provide many years of service, the Model 567’s all-aluminum cab is enhanced with strategically positioned steel reinforcements. Durability is further improved with the Model 567’s Metton® hood that is highly resilient and can absorb many impacts that would shatter or crack other materials. The vehicle also features Peterbilt’s signature stainless steel oval mesh grille and surround, and the hood pivot system has a protection function that directs energy around the cooling module in the event of an impact.

The Model 567’s chassis is designed to maximize strength while minimizing weight for increased payload capacity. The chassis is 10 to 15 percent stiffer than comparable products for improved maneuverability, ride and handling. The clear frame rails facilitate ease of installation for various bodies, auxiliary axles and hydraulic tanks.

Outstanding Operator Environment

Panoramic visibility, superior ergonomics and best-in-class operator amenities combine to provide operators with improved productivity and safety. Maximum forward visibility is achieved through a panoramic windshield that features integrated locaters in the cab structure to allow for high-quality and time-efficient field repairs. A-pillars have strategically placed supports for added strength, allowing them to be 13 percent narrower than other designs, further enhancing visibility.

The forward lighting system on the Model 567 is a proven design that significantly enhances down-road visibility and reduces driver fatigue. The headlamps feature projector module low beams, which have a 2,000 hour lifecycle, and complex reflector high beams. Peterbilt’s signature pod-mounted design helps protect the headlight from potential damage.

The Model 567’s interior combines ruggedness and durability with comfort and performance for the vocational market. At the core of the new interior is a spacious 2.1 meter-wide cab that provides a quiet environment that reduces driver fatigue and improves efficiency.

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 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 www.peterbilt.com. Peterbilt is a PACCAR Company, traded publicly on the NASDAQ as PCAR.

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Peterbilt Motors Company
Derek Smith, 940-591-4285
derek.smith@paccar.com