"The 567 is designed with an efficient hanging pedal design with floor-mounted feel and actuation," Sproull explained. "This design provides a more comfortable driving position and less fatigue, which makes a safer driver. Pedal position preferences, pedal effort requirements, and driver safety and comfort have all been accommodated in this pedal package."
The Model 567 will have two steering wheel options. The Standard wheel is an 18-inch soft-touch, four-spoke wheel and the Premium wheel is leather-wrapped and features wheel-mounted audio and cruise control buttons. Both steering wheels feature tilt and telescoping capabilities through an easy-to-use, column-mounted lever.
Designed for Serviceability
The new Model 567 was designed to provide ease of serviceability and improve vehicle uptime. The electrical system features angled dress covers providing added protection for electrical connections and several routing troughs have been incorporated to define harness placements and ensure reliability.
The Model 567 features Electric-over-Air rocker switches, enabling valuable electronic interlocks. This technology removes complex air plumbing from the dash, and provides fleet owners and drivers with the peace-of-mind that critical components will not be damaged due to driver oversight.
The durable Metton hood opens a full 90 degrees for easier access to key service points so technicians can reach the cab electrical and air connections, air intake filter, A/C service ports, and cab fresh air filter, which are all firewall mounted for convenient access.
Powered by Quality
The 567 is available with the new PACCAR MX-13 engine, which features proven technologies and state-of-the-art innovations that improve fuel economy. Power offerings are expanded with the addition of a 500 horsepower rating with 1,850 lb-ft of torque. The new PACCAR MX-13 engine's common rail system maintains injection pressures of 2,500 bar, which helps achieve the lowest possible fuel consumption, emission and noise levels. The MX-13 provides longer service intervals, increased uptime, lower operating costs and higher resale value.
The 567 is also available with the Cummins ISX15, proving up to 600hp for heavy haul applications.
"We are proud that the Model 567 joins Peterbilt's vocational product lineup with its long history of quality, innovation and customer satisfaction," said Kozek. "The inherent design features contribute to a durable and reliable product backed by the strength of the Peterbilt dealer network."