Peterbilt has added a set-forward axle configuration to its flagship vocational Model 567. The announcement was made this week at the 2015 World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.
“The Model 567 SFFA (set-forward front axle) 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.”
The vehicle is available in both 115- and 121-in. BBC lengths. The 115-in. BBC has a bumper to front axle distance of 29 in. and the 121-in. BBC has a bumper to front axle distance of 31 in.
“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,” said Woodall. “The Model 567 broke new ground for visibility, maneuverability and durability. Customer reception of the Model 567 has been overwhelmingly positive and the new SFFA configuration gives our customers more choices than ever to meet their jobsite requirements and business goals.”
Production is scheduled for June.
Both the set-forward and set-back front axle configurations are standard with the Paccar MX-13 engine with up to 500 hp. and 1,850 lbs.-ft. of torque. Both are available as a day cab or with Peterbilt’s complete lineup of detachable sleepers.