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Peterbilt expands refuse truck lineup

DENTON, Texas  – Peterbilt Motors Company announced that it is expanding its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520 that features new seating configurations for route collection versatility, enhanced styling and availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine.

“Peterbilt has led the refuse industry for nearly 50 years through vehicle innovations that bring our customers new levels of performance, reliability and versatility,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice-president. “The Model 520 continues this strong tradition with new productivity and safety features. The dual-seated / dual-drive configuration allows customers to operate the vehicle from both sides of the cab for greater convenience and comfort.” Model520

The dual-station cab has two nearly identical work environments so drivers can operate from the left- or right-hand side, including dual controls for the parking brakes, HVAC system and stereo. The cab also features an enhanced HVAC system for improved airflow and climate control.

“Peterbilt continues to improve the popular ProBilt interior that is ideally suited for vocational applications,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt chief engineer. “The Model 520 features Peterbilt’s latest ProBilt design, providing an operating environment that optimizes comfort, ergonomics and productivity.”

Peterbilt said there are two headlight technologies available for the Model 520, optional LED lamps and standard single halogen bulb lamps. The Model 520 is available with the Paccar MX-11 engine which went into production earlier this year.

“The PACCAR MX-11 engine provides outstanding value in a lightweight and fuel efficient design,” Newhouse added.” It is available with up to 430 horsepower and 1,550 lb.-ft. of torque.”

It  can also be powered by natural gas with both 9- and 11-liter engine options available.


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