Peterbilt rolling out a new truck

Jason Cannon

March 20, 2013

Peterbilt unveiled today a new vocational truck, the Model 567, at the Mid-America Trucking Show in Louisville, Ky., where it also announced the availability of a new 80-inch sleeper for its Model 579 truck.

The 579 was unveiled at the same show two years ago. In addition to an 80-inch sleeper option, the truck maker also said today a new mid-length option for the 579 will be available as an option. The new 80-inch sleeper is the largest offered in the company’s history.

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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.
Three sleeper sizes are available – 44”, 70” and 80”.

The 567 features:
• A durable, newly designed aluminum cab.
• A steel upper A-pillars and rear corner reinforcements.
• A Metton hood that absorbs many impacts that would crack other materials.
• A hood pivot system that directs energy around the cooling module in the event of an impact.
• Improved lighting, including projector module low beams, which have a 2,000 hour lifecycle, and complex reflector high beams.
• Improved windshield visibility.
• Chassis design that is lighter but stiffer, and that improves maneuverability for operating in congested worksites.
• Routing improvements to the chassis system that include new air and fuel hard lines and the separation of key air, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid and electrical systems routings to simplify service work.


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