So You Are Thinking About Purchasing A Used Peterbilt 567

Since its inception into the marketplace in 2014, the Peterbilt 567 is all about the vocational trade. These are excellent work trucks that are built for tough jobs for use in extreme conditions. What sets the Peterbilt model 567 apart from other brands is the number of configurations and options available. One other thing, the Peterbilt 567 in an excellent looking truck.

Peterbilt controls a large market share in the vocational industry. Peterbilt works with vendors like Eaton, Allison and Cummins to make sure their products integrate with your desired objective. With a selection of set-forward, set-back front axle configurations, single, tandem, tri-axle and lift axle configurations, you can be confident the truck will perform the task it was intended for.   

Here is a quick breakdown on the Peterbilt 567

  • Cab – The 567 cab offers impressive visibility in every direction you turn. Large cab mounted mirrors give you solid performance. The access to the cab is easy and designed with safety in mind. The cab is ergonomically designed so everything is within reach and easy to read. Adjustable steering and seating controls make for a comfortable workspace.
  • Body and Frame – A steel frame and aluminum crossmembers make the 567 both tough and light.  The is made from a tough and durable engineering plastic called Metton. The hood is designed to be lightweight and resist cracking and withstand impacts of flying material
  • Engine – You have your choice. Between PACCAR or Cummins engines. Engine models include the PACCAR MX, PACCAR PX, Cummins ISX, or a Cummins Westport.
  • Transmission – There are several different transmission makers to choose from and many configurations. Peterbilt offers the following transmissions – PACCAR, Eaton, Eaton Fuller Manual and Allison
  • Exhaust – Choose offers both single and dual exhausts with a variety of locations
  • Bumpers – Bumpers on the Peterbilt 567 include: Aluminum, stainless steel or steel
  • Sleeper – High Roof Premier, Prestige and Platinum, Low Roof Prestige

The Peterbilt 567 has the appearance of a work truck with the wide stance and sloping hood.

Industries: The 567 makes an excellent dump truck, logging truck, transfer truck, heavy haul, cement truck and most vocational applications.  A 567 is probably not ideal as a delivery truck. If you are Peterbilt fan, a model 579 is more fuel efficient and a better choice for delivery.

Other notes: The vocational sleepers with the flat top sleepers are designed to take the sleeper off easily.  Peterbilt feels that eventually in the trucks B-life customers will want to remove the sleeper.

Overall the Peterbilt 567 gets excellent reviews from the construction industry and when searching for issues, there are not a flood of complaints, like there are on some models, but every truck has its weaknesses. We did some research and found a couple things of note.  There was a recall on 2018 -2019 Peterbilt 567’s with an automated manual transmission. The recall is fixed free of charge.  Also, we did find a complaint about wheel seals leaking when run in extreme terrain.  And one driver noted on a comment, “the evaporators break continuously where they come out of firewall, do not run the ac on recirculate, it will plug the evaporator and then dash has to be removed to clean.”  If you are running under extreme driving conditions, you might want to do a little more research on this matter.

Why We Like The Peterbilt 567

  • Vocational truck
  • Dependable and tough
  • Good looking
  • Peterbilt brand
  • User friendly interior
  • Headlights attached to the hood

For more information on this truck or any we have in stock, call our knowledgeable sales staff at 707-669-6202. Ask questions or for additional photos or videos. While the Peterbilt 567 is a newer model, purchasing anything used or even new for that matter is a risk. While you can’t eliminate risk, you can certainly minimize it by doing your homework and asking the tough questions. 

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