Peterbilt Motors Company unveiled its all-new vocational Model 567. The Model 567 is the result of the most extensive product research and development in Peterbilt's line-up of vocational vehicles and sets the standard for quality, innovation, and reliability for the vocational market.
"The new Model 567 builds upon Peterbilt's long history of providing customers with the most durable and reliable trucks that are designed to endure the harshest of vocational applications," said Bill Kozek, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. "From the 567’s rugged design and versatile configurations to its enhanced visibility and new spacious interior, this new model exceeds the demands of our customers' unique vocational operating requirements."
Quality and Durability
At the core of the 567 is the durable, new aluminum cab that is stronger for long-lasting endurance and comes standard to meet severe-service requirements. Strategically-placed steel reinforcements were designed to increase strength and optimize rigidity. The 567 cab endured rigorous testing at the PACCAR Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash.
"For additional strength and cab stability, steel upper A-pillars and rear corner reinforcements have been added," said Landon Sproull, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. "The large cast aluminum front cab mounts distribute road stresses evenly, reducing road-induced wear and improving ride quality."
In addition to cab durability, the signature stainless steel oval mesh grille and surround provide protection from gravel and road debris and bears the iconic Peterbilt styling. The new Metton hood is highly resilient, absorbing many impacts that would shatter or crack other materials. The hood pivot system has a protection feature that directs energy around the cooling module in the event of an impact.
The outstanding 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 to the fender, common occurrences on congested jobsites.
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 utilize strategically placed supports for added strength, allowing them to be 13 percent narrower than other designs, further enhancing visibility.
"Visibility of traffic, construction and pedestrians is critical on today's jobsites," said Sproull. "Our design team evaluated real-world scenarios during day time and nighttime situations to optimize the visibility for the operator."
Designed for the Job
The Model 567 is designed with the versatility necessary for vocational trucks which are often required to perform highly specialized jobs. The 567 is available in two BBC configurations – the 121-inch and 115-inch – in a day cab or with a selection of detachable sleeper configurations.