COLUMBUS, Miss. – Paccar recently hit a milestone as its 100,000th MX-13 engine was produced at its Columbus plant last week.
The engine was given to Kenan Advantage Group that is to operate the engine in a Peterbilt 379.
“Paccar’s MX-13 engine continues to achieve new levels of success through exceptional fuel economy, reliability and performance. It is the ideal engine for Peterbilt’s aerodynamic Model 579 which is a leader in fuel efficiency, quality and overall value,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice-president. “Peterbilt is very pleased that such a respected customer as Kenan Advantage Group will be operating this milestone engine. They were one of the first fleets to order an MX-13 in 2010 and have been a satisfied and loyal customer ever since.”
The engine was presented to Kenan’s president Bruce Blaise and v.p., fleet services, Bruce Stockton during an event at the Paccar engine plant in Columbus, Miss.
“We are pleased to celebrate this major event with Peterbilt and to be presented with the 100,000th Paccar MX-13 to go into operation in North America,” said Blaise. “The Peterbilt Model 579s with MX-13 engines in our fleet have been reliable, fuel efficient performers.”
Stockton added, “Kenan is renowned for outstanding customer service, safe on-time deliveries and innovation throughout our operations. Peterbilt has been a strong partner in helping us exceed our goals.”
The engine is popular across Peterbilt’s large range of customer applications and can be spec’d with up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 ft.-lb. of torque. The company claims this power range, together with its fuel efficiency, high reliability, durability, lightweight design and low cost of ownership makes it an ideal choice for both over-the-road and vocational applications.