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Cemex deploys first Peterbilt 567 set-forward front axle model

Sources: Peterbilt Motors Co., Denton, Texas; CP staff

Peterbilt continues the evolution of its mixer- and dump-suited workhorse with a set-forward front axle (SFFA) version, which debuted at World of Concrete 2015 toward a June production target. Equipped with a McNeilus mixer body, Paccar PX-9 engine and Allison automatic transmission, the premier Model 567 SFFA is set to join the Cemex USA fleet.Cemex567SFFA-400

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

Like the charter set-back axle version that debuted two years ago, the SFFA is available in 115- and 121-inch BBC lengths, with bumper to front axle distances of 29 inches and 31 inches, respectively. The dimensions are carefully engineered to maximize vehicle maneuverability, engineers note, while providing the ideal wheelbase for bridge law markets.

“The Model 567 broke new ground for visibility, maneuverability and durability. Customer reception has been overwhelmingly positive and the new SFFA configuration gives our customers more choices than ever to meet their jobsite requirements and business goals,” adds Woodall. — www.peterbilt.com

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