By Anthony Capkun
December 11, 2013 – The newest addition to Peterbilt’s vehicle lineup—the vocational Model 567—is now in full production, and can be configured to meet a variety of heavy- and severe-duty applications.
The 567 is standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine with up to 500 hp and 1850 lb-ft of torque. The all-aluminum cab is enhanced with steel reinforcements, while the Metton hood promises to absorb many impacts “that would shatter or crack other materials”. The chassis is designed to maximize strength while minimizing weight, says Peterbilt, for increased payload capacity; the frame rails facilitate ease of installation for various bodies, auxiliary axles and hydraulic tanks.
“Maximum forward visibility” is achieved through a panoramic windshield, while A-pillars have strategically placed supports for added strength, allowing them to be 13% narrower than other designs, boasts the OEM. The cab interior begins with a 2.1-m wide cab that promises a quiet environment that “reduces driver fatigue and improves efficiency”.