Peterbilt Introduces Model 567 Set-Forward Axle Configuration
Peterbilt launched a new set-forward front axle configuration for its flagship vocational Model 567 during the 2015 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas. The new truck is ideal for mixer and other weight-conscious applications.
“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.
Peterbilt displayed the Model 567 in its exhibit at World of Concrete which attracts tens of thousands of industry professionals. The display truck is equipped with a PACCAR PX-9 engine, an Allison automatic transmission with FuelSense technology and a McNeilus mixer body.
“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.