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Peterbilt to launch Model 567 Heritage edition in September

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Fleet Owner  /  June 13, 2016

OEM says new premium spec is a nod to its Northwestern logging truck roots.

Peterbilt Motors Co. plans to roll out a Heritage edition of its Model 567 tractor in September; a 121-in. bumper to back of cab (BBC) set-forward front axle (SFFA) tractor that can be spec’d as a day cab or with a 72-in. or 80-in. sleeper.

Peterbilt’s Model 567 Heritage elevates its classic styling with a package of unique features that will command attention on highways and job sites,” noted Darrin Siver, the OEM’s general manager, in a statement.

“The Model 567 Heritage appeals to owner-operators and premium carriers who want to reward their drivers and add distinction to their fleets,” he said. “The Heritage delivers proven productivity, uptime and value with a look and feel that is like no other truck on the road.”

Siver added that the Heritage edition is also a nod to “Peterbilt’s rich history” that began in the rugged Northwest logging industry.

Exterior features of the Model 567 Heritage include: bright bumper, grille bars, exhaust stacks, mirrors and sun visor; chromed air intake bezel and metal hood latches; polished rocker panels, quarter-fender closeout panels, fender brace and brackets, battery boxes and fuel tanks; plus special Heritage badging, uniquely numbered and mounted to the grille and sleeper (when applicable) for the first production units of this truck.

The interior of the Heritage edition includes special features as well, such as: platinum-level “Heritage Brown” interior with a black dash top and wood-finish trim; premium brown leather seats with accent stitching to complement the cab design and embroidered Heritage logo in the headrest; plus door pads with brown wood trim.

For Model 567 Heritage trucks equipped with a sleeper, wood trim accents continue on the sleeper cabinets and storage compartments. The two-tone sleeper back wall is embroidered with the Heritage logo.

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Peterbilt to offer special edition 567 Heritage

Commercial Carrier Journal (CCJ)  /  June 13, 2016

Peterbilt is going back to its roots with its newest vocational truck offering, the special edition Model 567 Heritage, which combines modern technology with stylings like that of older Peterbilt models, the company says.

The truck is configured with a 121-inch BBC set-forward front axle to optimize payloads and weight distribution, the company says, and it’s available as a day-cab or with a 72- or 80-inch sleeper.

The truck also features a laundry list of exterior features including bright bumper, grille bars, exhaust stacks, mirrors and sun visor; chromed air intake bezel and metal hood latches; polished rocker panels, quarter-fender closeout panels, fender brace and brackets, battery boxes and fuel tanks; along with special Heritage badging.

The interior of the truck features Heritage Brown interior with a black dash top and wood-finish trim; brown leather seats with accent stitching; and door pads with brown wood trim. Trucks equipped with a sleeper include wood trim accents on the sleeper cabinets and storage spaces.

The Model 567 Heritage is available for order through Peterbilt dealerships with production scheduled for September.

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Looks like they're pushing this as a alternative to the 389. I think the old school Paccar trucks days are numbered, like it or not. 

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I just saw one of these 567's tonight in the cheese plant. A huge company that runs Peters had a early one. Not a sharp truck in the color blue. Up close it looked very flimsy and seemed Volvo 880ish

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Yeah to me if I were getting a Pete I'd get the 389, nothing special about these new ones

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Peterbilt 567 Heritage Evokes Company's Roots

Heavy Duty Trucking  /  June 13, 2016

Peterbilt Motors has unveiled a Model 567 Heritage, which combines a rugged-looking vocational truck with special exterior and interior trim that harkens back to the company's West Coast origins and days of the "large car."

“Peterbilt’s Model 567 Heritage elevates the classic styling of Peterbilt with a package of unique features that will command attention on highways and job sites,” said Darrin Siver, the builder's general manager and a Paccar VP. “The Model 567 Heritage appeals to owner-operators and premium carriers who want to reward their drivers and add distinction to their fleets."

Peterbilt’s history began in the rugged Northwest logging industry, manufacturing trucks that took on the demanding work with high performance, reliability and durability, he said. The special 567 evokes that tough look in a thoroughly modern vehicle.

Basic specifications include a 121-inch BBC and set-forward front axle to optimize payloads and weight distribution. It can be spec’d as a daycab or with a 72- or 80-inch sleeper box, and as a truck or tractor. 

Exterior features include:

  • Bright bumper, grille bars, exhaust stacks, mirrors and sunvisor;
  • Chromed air intake bezel and metal hood latches;
  • Polished rocker panels, quarter-fender closeout panels, fender brace and brackets, battery boxes and fuel tanks; and
  • Special Heritage badging, uniquely numbered and mounted to the grille and sleeper (when applicable) for the first 567 production trucks.

Interior features include:

  • Platinum-level Heritage Brown interior with a black dash top and wood-finish trim;
  • Premium brown leather seats with accent stitching to complement the cab design and embroidered Heritage logo in the headrest; and
  • Door pads with brown wood trim.

For sleeper versions, wood trim accents continue on the cabinets and storage compartments. The two-tone sleeper back wall is embroidered with the Heritage logo. The Model 567 Heritage is available now for order through Peterbilt dealerships with production scheduled for September.

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Well at least its a real photo and does look better than the KW job you put up a few days ago

 

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Driving the Peterbilt 567 Heritage

Truck News  /  August 8, 2016

Old meets new with classic-styled throwback

The Peterbilt truck brand was born to meet the needs of northwestern US loggers, so it was only fitting that my opportunity to drive the 567 Heritage came to fruition at the Paccar Technical Center in Mount Vernon, Wash.

The 567 Heritage resurrects the classic styling drivers and owner-operators fondly remember, in a package that’s also decked out with modern features that make the truck comfortable and efficient to operate compared to the good ol’ days. It’s the best of both worlds, really, and if drivers don’t mind sacrificing a little bit of on-highway fuel economy compared to the ultra-aero 579, it’s a truck that’s fit to do a wide variety of jobs, while looking good doing it.

“Peterbilt’s Model 567 Heritage elevates the classic styling of Peterbilt with a package of unique features that will command attention on highways and jobsites,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager, when the truck was introduced this June.

This is a custom truck for those who want to leave the customizations to professional designers and order style in one convenient package. It’s a set-forward front axle (SFFA), which Peterbilt claims makes it the industry’s most modern SFFA truck. Modern and classic are terms that can both be used freely when describing the 567 Heritage.

The truck can be ordered as a day cab or with a 72- or 80-inch sleeper. My 567 Heritage (for the day, I can only wish it was permanent) had a spacious, well-appointed 80-inch sleeper. There was no mistaking this was no ordinary truck. Everything from the wood paneling on the dash was upgraded in this model. The high-end leather seats served as a constant reminder that I was operating a luxury vehicle. Accent stitching could be found on the steering wheel and seats while the Heritage logo was embroidered into the headrests and back of the bunk. Door pads with wood brown trim rounded out the interior design.

The exterior was painted in Peterbilt’s newest color: Legendary Red. This color has a certain glimmer-effect that other reds just don’t match. It was achieved by mixing tiny glass particles into the paint, giving it a bass boat-type shimmer. It really sparkled under the bright sun.

The exterior of the 567 Heritage is sure to turn heads. It features subtle Heritage badging (the first 567 will be numbered) and not so subtle splashes of chrome, including the air intake bezel and metal hood latches. A bright bumper, grille bars, exhaust stacks, mirrors and sun visor add to the truck’s distinctive exterior. Every bit of this truck’s exterior shined.

It also featured pod-style headlights, which allow for easy bulb replacement and give the truck a bold face.

As for how the truck drove, no question there, handling fell into the modern category. We sought out some of the roughest country roads near the Tech Center and the Peterbilt front air leaf suspension evened out the bumps as well as could be expected. We were pulling a loaded 48-ft. van trailer. On the highway, the truck offered a smooth, quiet ride.

Power came from the Paccar [DAF] MX-13 engine rated at 500 hp and 1,850 lb.-ft. of torque but Cummins engines are also offered. Disc brakes on the front and rear axles provided exceptional stopping ability but the brakes were rarely needed on this drive thanks to the excellent engine braking capabilities of the MX.

The transmission was an Eaton Fuller MXP-series UltraShift Plus, designed for heavy-duty performance. This transmission can handle anything you throw at it, and has no published maximum GVWR. The dash-mounted shifter opened up plenty of room between the seats for a cooler or unimpeded access to the sleeper. The bunk is another area where modern trumps classic, with a flat panel TV mount and 1.8 cubic foot refrigerator.

Visibility out of the expansive one-piece curved windshield left no room for complaint. The brightness of the digital gauges – everything from engine oil temperature to air suspension pressure – on the SmartNav display popped out. But the driver can also use SmartNav for navigation or infotainment purposes.

Peterbilt expects this truck to be popular in vocational applications where the majority of time is spent on-highway. Think tanker, flatdeck or oilpatch. You’ll surely see a few of these in Alberta when commodity prices recover. It’s also an attractive reward truck that image-conscious fleets could hand over to their top-performing drivers. It’s hard to imagine a frowning face behind the wheel of the 567 Heritage.

Peterbilt is now taking orders for the new truck, with full-scale production set to begin in September.

Photo gallery - http://www.trucknews.com/transportation/riving-peterbilt-567-heritage/1003073396/

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Clearly, the folks at Peterbilt (i.e. Paccar) would like customers to gravitate to the 567 Heritage, which uses the new cheaper-for-Paccar-to-build cab shared with Kenworth, so that the truckmaker can discontinue the traditionally built (more costly for Paccar) Model 367 tractor.  

If you want a traditionally-constructed high quality truck, buy a 367 before Paccar stops accepting orders. You don’t have much time.

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Again, the costs of building trucks for North America's oddball desire for conventionals is driving a reduction in the number of trucks available to choose from. BTW, doesn't look like it, but does the new Paccar conventional cab share any panels with the DAF cabovers?

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I think there are plenty of trucks sold that justify the cost of building conventionals. Companies are so worried about appeasing stock holders that they want to make it as most profitable as possible. 

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8 hours ago, TeamsterGrrrl said:

Again, the costs of building trucks for North America's oddball desire for conventionals is driving a reduction in the number of trucks available to choose from. BTW, doesn't look like it, but does the new Paccar conventional cab share any panels with the DAF cabovers?

You're 100 percent right on the reduction of North American truck choices.

No, the new shared cab does not share any architecture with the DAF LF, CF or XF.

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Best looking new truck I've seen!

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By today's standards it is a good looking rig. And they give you options. But they are still poorly designed. The dash layout is horrible, the cab is louder and they ran out of room under the cab for a y pipe so the left hand exhaust stack is a dummy. 

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6 hours ago, Dirtymilkman said:

By today's standards it is a good looking rig. And they give you options. But they are still poorly designed. The dash layout is horrible, the cab is louder and they ran out of room under the cab for a y pipe so the left hand exhaust stack is a dummy. 

Must be a paccar thing because our w900 has a dummy stack on the left side 

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It would appear that Paccar replaced the Clutch Pedal with a spatula holder for flipping pancakes while you drive. Or it's so you can buy a $0.50 spatula to mount there and pretend you're a real truck driver. 

Zoom in on the lack of a clutch, you'll see what I mean.

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8 minutes ago, JoeH said:

It would appear that Paccar replaced the Clutch Pedal with a spatula holder for flipping pancakes while you drive. Or it's so you can buy a $0.50 spatula to mount there and pretend you're a real truck driver. 

Zoom in on the lack of a clutch, you'll see what I mean.

Umm, perhaps you're looking at the reflection of the brake pedal, resulting from the camera flash. This AMT-equipped truck has no clutch pedal.

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It looks like the toe panel is indented where the clutch pedal would be when all the way down - for the trucks that have a clutch pedal.

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10 minutes ago, Phase 1 said:

It looks like the toe panel is indented where the clutch pedal would be when all the way down - for the trucks that have a clutch pedal.

Yes, they ran out of stroke room for the clutch pedal. But maybe it may save a few clutch brakes. 

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3 hours ago, kscarbel2 said:

Umm, perhaps you're looking at the reflection of the brake pedal, resulting from the camera flash. This AMT-equipped truck has no clutch pedal.

I was looking at the indent as mentioned by phase 1 and milkman.

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6 hours ago, JoeH said:

I was looking at the indent as mentioned by phase 1 and milkman.

If it is an indention, and not a reverse reflection, I'm not going to lose any sleep over it. This is a beautiful, well thought out truck. In fact, I'll go so far as to say that it's the best looking truck that Paccar offers.

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