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February 25, 2021 10:00 AM, EST

Peterbilt Launches Updated Vocational Models 567 and 520

Peterbilt manufacturing plant in Denton, TexasPeterbilt Motors Co. manufacturing plant in Denton, Texas (Peterbilt Motors Co.)

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Peterbilt Motors Co. has updated its vocational Model 567 and 520 trucks, the company announced Feb. 24.

The VMUX electrical system was enhanced on those models to deliver improved functionality and seamless integration with numerous types of bodies for vocational customer applications.

Peterbilt, a brand of Paccar Inc., highlighted that as the key change on the models but listed others as well.

Skoog

Skoog

“This is going to be a year of incredible innovation for Peterbilt and our customers,” General Manager Jason Skoog said in a statement. “Our engineers are constantly improving our trucks to deliver increased performance, reliability and safety.”

The Model 567 now includes a cab-mounted side mirror, a bright air intake bezel option and increased DEF tank volume. It also features the 15-inch digital display, and includes additional cabin storage, two permanent cup holders and options for 12 volt or USB charging ports.

The Model 520 was updated to include a new 7-inch digital display. The instrument cluster includes a conventional speedometer, tachometer, and water and oil temperature gauges. The display is able to relay information to the driver at a glance using an intuitive card system.

The Model 567 is available with the latest safety systems  integrated into the digital display. Key technologies include:

• Lane keeping assist

• Adaptive cruise control with auto resume

• Speed sign recognition

• Side object detection

• Safety direct integration

• Multilane emergency braking

• Highway departure detection

Peterbilt said that when combined with the 2021 Paccar MX-13 and MX-11 engines and Paccar transmission, the Model 567 sees a 2% improvement in fuel efficiency and delivers increased reliability and uptime. — Transport Topics

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