Peterbilt will show its new all-purpose vocational Model 567 (pictured above in dump and mixer applications), Kenworth its T880 with mixer body (recently in full production), at the World of Concrete trade show in Las Vegas January 21-24.
The lightweight, versatile vocational 567 is “an ideal fit for the concrete markets,” said Peterbilt Sales and Marketing Director Robert Woodall. The 567 can be ordered in 121- and 115-inch bumper-to-back-of-cab lengths with a variety of heavy-duty components and axle configurations for increased payloads and optimized weight distribution. A set-back front axle “provides excellent maneuverability and a tight turning radius,” Woodall added. The interior is optimized for panoramic visibility.
The 567 comes standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine — with up to 500 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque. It can be ordered as a day cab or with one among Peterbilt’s line-up of detachable sleepers.
Also on display will be Peterbilt’s low-cab forward Model 320 equipped with a concrete pumper and a 357 with a mixer body and Paccar PX-9 engine.
The Kenworth T880 (pictured), the new flagship of Kenworth’s vocational line (including the T440, W900S and T800), will show upfitted with a McNeilus standard mixer body and powered by the Paccar MX-13 rated at 405 hp and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque and run through an Eaton UltraShift Plus VMS transmission. The truck’s 116.5-inch BBC hood is optimized for the MX-13.
The T880 has a 5-piece Metton hood for easier and faster repairs, Kenworth says, air-assisted hydraulic clutch, panoramic windshield for enhanced visibility, complex reflector headlamps, excellent maneuverability, and new lightweight, factory-installed lift axles.
The 2.1-meter wide, stamped aluminum cab cab has triple-sealed and robust doors and provides 23 inches of room between the seats. Premium Diamond VIT and Vantage trim levels and two interior color options of Sandstone Tan and Slate Gray are available.
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