Truck & Components
- Written by CP Staff
Recognizing positive signals in transportation and other construction markets that will be key to driving new mixer and dump truck demand, Peterbilt rolled out the Model 567 at the late-March Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville. With production commencing in June, the 567 will succeed the Peterbilt 367 and 365 often deployed for concrete and aggregate hauling.
At the new model's core is an 83-in. wide aluminum cab with a) strategically-placed steel reinforcements to increase strength and optimize rigidity, and b) mounts to distribute road stresses evenly, reducing road-induced wear and improving ride quality. A signature stainless steel oval mesh grille and surround, along with a new style hood fabricated of resilient Metton material, are equal to absorbing many impacts. The hood pivot system has a protection feature that directs energy around the cooling module in the event of an impact.
Available in 115-in. and 121-in. bumper-to-back-of-cab configurations, the 567 has Paccar MX-13 power, whose common rail system maintains injection pressures of 2,500 bar, helping operators achieve low fuel consumption, emission and noise levels. In addition to its set-back axle, an angled steering gear installation further improves maneuverability by increasing wheel cut by up to 9 degrees over other designs, reducing curb-to-curb turning diameter by up to 9 ft.
Chassis system routing improvements over earlier models include new air and fuel hard lines and the separation of key air, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid and electrical systems routing to simplify service, repair and body installation. — www.peterbilt.com