Peterbilt Motors Company has started production of its new vocational Model 567 with a set-forward front axle (SFFA) configuration.
Peterbilt introduced the Model 567 SFFA earlier this year during the World of Concrete show in Las Vegas.
"Peterbilt’s Model 567 SFFA lets customers maximize payloads while helping meet state and federal bridge law requirements with a chassis that optimizes weight distribution," said Robert Woodall, assistant general manager of sales and marketing.
The Model 567 SFFA is available in both 115- and 121-inch BBC lengths. The 115-inch BBC offers a bumper-to-front-axle distance of 29 inches, and the 121-inch BBC has a bumper-to-front-axle distance of 31 inches. Peterbilt also offers the Model 567 in a set back front axle configuration, also available in a 115- or 121-inch BBC length.
Both Model 567 configurations are standard with the PACCAR MX-13 engine with up to 500 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque. They are available as a day cab or with Peterbilt’s complete lineup of detachable sleepers, including the new 58-inch sleeper.
Representatives from Con-Tech Manufacturing were asked to drive the first full production truck off the assembly line at Peterbilt’s Denton, Texas, manufacturing facility.
"It was a great experience to tour Peterbilt's plant and see firsthand the state-of-the-art assembly processes and the quality that goes into every truck they build," said Dan Welsh, Con-Tech's president and co-owner. "Peterbilt trucks are a great way for us to showcase our High Performance BridgeKing and Extreme Duty concrete mixers."
Con-Tech, founded in 2006, bases both its headquarters and production in Dodge Center, Minn. The company designs, manufactures and installs ready-mix bodies, such as its High Performance Drum and specialized packages such as the BridgeKing model (for optimized weight distribution and bridge law compliance), according to the company.