Peterbilt Motors Company unveiled its all-new vocational Model 567 during the Mid-America Trucking Show.

The Model 567 is the result of the most extensive product research and development in Peterbilt's legendary line-up of vocational vehicles and sets the standard for quality, innovation, and reliability for the vocational market.

A new aluminum cab comes standard, and strategically-placed steel reinforcements increase strength and optimize rigidity.

The Model 567 is available in with either 121-inch or 115-inch BBC configurations. Three sleeper sizes - 44", 70" and 80" -can be selected.

The 567 is available in a set-back front axle configuration for increased maneuverability in congested worksites and with steer axle ratings up to 22,000 lbs. An angled steering gear installation further improves maneuverability by increasing wheel cut by up to 9 degrees over other designs, reducing curb-to-curb turning diameter by up to 9 feet. The 567 is also available with single, tandem or tridem drive axles and a variety of lift axles.

The chassis was also designed to consider the needs of service technicians and body manufacturers. Chassis system routing improvements include new air and fuel hard lines and the separation of key air, fuel, diesel exhaust fluid and electrical systems routings which significantly simplifies service, repair and body installation.

The Model 567 features electric-over-air rocker switches, enabling valuable electronic interlocks. This technology removes complex air plumbing from the dash.

The 567 is available with the new PACCAR MX-13 engine, including the addition of a 500 horsepower rating with 1,850 lb-ft of torque. It also is available with the Cummins ISX15, rated at up to 600hp for heavy haul applications. www.peterbilt.com

Peterbilt also announced the availability of the new 2013 Cummins Westport ISX12 G natural gas engine.

Based on the Cummins ISX12 diesel engine, the ISX12 G is both Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) and California Air Resources Board (ARB) certified. The ISX12 G will not require a Diesel Particulate Filter or a Selective Catalytic Reduction system. Available in August 2013, the new ISX12 G engine features spark ignition technology, a 3-way catalyst, and will be available with a maximum 400 horsepower and max torque ratings of up to 1,450 pounds.

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