Peterbilt launches set-forward front axle Model 567

Peterbilt Model 567 Set Forward Front AxlePeterbilt launched a new configuration for its vocational Model 567: a set-forward front axle version suited for mixer and other weight-conscious applications.

“The Model 567 SFFA lets customers maximize payloads while helping meet state and federal bridge law requirements,” said Robert Woodall, Peterbilt assistant general manager of sales and marketing. “The Model 567 is a low-weight leader, and this new configuration will let customers take full advantage of that through optimized weight distribution.”

Like the set-back axle version, the Model 567 SFFA is available in both 115- and 121-inch BBC lengths. The 115-inch BBC has a bumper-to-front-axle distance of 29 inches, and the 121-inch BBC has a bumper-to-front-axle distance of 31 inches. The company said these dimensions were engineered to maximize maneuverability while providing the ideal wheelbase to comply with bridge law requirements.

Peterbilt debuted the Model 567 SFFA in its exhibit at the 2015 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas, Nev. The display truck was equipped with a Paccar PX-9 engine, an Allison automatic transmission with FuelSense technology and a McNeilus mixer body.
Both the set-forward and set-back front axle configurations of the Model 567 are standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine with up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque. Both are available as a day cab or with Peterbilt’s complete lineup of detachable sleepers.

The Model 567 SFFA is available for order now through Peterbilt dealerships. Production is scheduled for June.

“The Model 567 broke new ground for visibility, maneuverability and durability,” said Woodall. “The new axle position builds on the Model 567’s already exceptional versatility, helping customers across a wide range of applications reach higher levels of performance, productivity and profitability.”