First Class

Winter 2013

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Above, a Peterbilt Model 567 takes on a load of sand on the job for A1 Excavating in Bloomer, Wis., recently. Left, the new gauge panel of the Model 567 is easy to read and completely visible through the steering wheel, providing critical and functional information to the driver. Many on the road At the core of the 567 is the durable, Cook reports that Model 567 valinew aluminum cab that offers long-lasting dation units have been on the road for endurance and comes standard to meet about a year, and reviews from drivers severe-service requirements. have been excellent, especially in criteria Additionally, an outstanding forof particular importance to the vocational ward lighting system on the Model market. For example, a new steering gear 567 is a proven design that signifidesign provides improved wheel cut and cantly enhances down-road visibility. tire clearance and a 9-foot reduction in Maximum forward visibility is achieved curb-to-curb turning radius. through a panoramic windshield that "The maneuverability is outstanding," says Cook. "We're also hearing from the field that "Drivers are quite impressed drivers are quite impressed with with how quiet and comfortable how quiet and comfortable the the ride is." ride is. "Any features that reduce driver fatigue in this market are very features integrated locaters in the cab important. Today's vocational driver is structure to allow for high-quality and typically required to have additional skill time-efficient field repairs. sets, so recruiting and retaining this valuThe new gauge panel is easy to read, able asset is more important than ever. completely visible through the steering And keeping them in a safe, comfortable wheel, and provides critical and functionworking environment is a major factor in al information to the driver. The Model successfully doing so." 567 dash brow is sculpted and posi- tioned for excellent forward visibility. All controls and switches are placed within easy reach to minimize driver distraction. The Model 567 is designed with the versatility necessary for vocational trucks, which are often required to perform highly specialized jobs. The 567 is available in two BBC configurations – 121-inches and 115-inches – in a day cab or with a selection of detachable sleeper configurations. Three sleeper sizes – 44, 70 and 80 inches – all provide an inviting living space. The 567 is available with the new PACCAR MX-13 Engine, which features proven technologies and state-of-the-art innovations that improve fuel economy. "We are proud that the Model 567 joins Peterbilt's vocational product lineup with its long history of quality, innovation and customer satisfaction," said Siver. "The inherent design features contribute to a durable and reliable product backed by the strength of the Peterbilt dealer network." FC FIRST CLASS l 7

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