Peterbilt launched a new set-forward front axle (SFFA) configuration for its flagship vocational Model 567 that is ideal for mixer and other weight-conscious applications. Hot on its heels is the new Model 567 Heritage. The Heritage salutes the company’s beginnings by combining its most modern and technologically advanced work truck with distinctive styling and exclusive features inside and out, according to Peterbilt Motors Company.
MODEL 567: SFFA
“The Model 567 SFFA lets customers maximize payloads,” says Robert Woodall, assistant general manager, Sales and Marketing, Peterbilt. “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.
“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,” says 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.”
MODEL 567: HERITAGE
Peterbilt’s rich history began in the rugged Northwest logging industry, manufacturing trucks that took on the demanding work with new levels of performance, reliability, and durability. Since those early years, the company has grown to produce innovative, industry-defining trucks for most every commercial vehicle market. The Model 567 Heritage pays tribute to Peterbilt’s roots by delivering a robust workhorse with a head-turning, customized appearance, according to Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and PACCAR VP.
“Peterbilt’s Model 567 Heritage elevates the classic styling of Peterbilt with a package of unique features that will command attention on highways and jobsites,” says Siver. “The Model 567 Heritage delivers proven productivity, uptime, and value with a look and feel that is like no other truck on the road.”
The Model 567 Heritage is configured with a 121-inch BBC and SFFA—the industry’s most modern SFFA truck—to optimize payloads and weight distribution. Its exterior features include:
- Bright bumper, grille bars, exhaust stacks, mirrors, and sunvisor
- Chromed air intake bezel and metal hood latches
- Polished rocker panels, quarter-fender closeout panels, fender brace and brackets, battery boxes, and fuel tanks
- Special Heritage badging, numbered and mounted to the grille for the first production trucks
The truck’s exclusive interior features and branding include:
- Platinum-level Heritage Brown interior with a black dash top and wood-finish trim
- Premium brown leather seats with accent stitching to complement the cab design and embroidered Heritage logo in the headrest
- Door pads with brown wood trim
“The Model 567 Heritage takes a place among Peterbilt’s most iconic trucks,” Siver says. “Through unparalleled performance and distinctive design, it builds upon decades of groundbreaking models and furthers our proud tradition of providing trucks with industry-leading quality and value.”
Lightweight, yet durable enough to provide many years of service, all Model 567’s feature an all-aluminum cab enhanced with strategically positioned steel reinforcements. Durability is further improved with the Model 567’s Metton® hood that is highly resilient and can absorb 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% 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.
Featured Image: The Model 567’s new configuration, the SFFA, will let customers take full advantage of its light weight through optimized weight distribution.
Above: The Model 567 Heritage cab features Platinum-level Heritage Brown interior with a black dash top and wood-finish trim.
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% 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.
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Based in Denton, Texas, Peterbilt Motors Company—a PACCAR 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. Find out more about Peterbilt, visit www.peterbilt.com.