Peterbilt Launches Model 520 Refuse Truck

by Today's Trucking Staff

DENTON, TX — Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520 featuring new seating configurations for route-collection versatility and optional PACCAR MX-11 engines.

Peterbilt's new Model 520 refuse truckThe truck’s dual-station cab has two nearly identical work environments so drivers can seamlessly and safely operate from the left- or right-hand side, including dual controls for the parking brakes, HVAC system, and stereo. The console sides are angled to give operators easy visibility and access to the same controls and displays from the right and left, the company says.

The cab also features an enhanced HVAC system for improved airflow and climate control.

The Model 520 features Peterbilt’s latest ProBilt interior design, providing an operating environment that is said to optimize comfort and ergonomics.

Its grille styling accommodates pantograph wipers that cover 27% more of the windshield than previous designs. Two headlight technologies are available for the Model 520 — optional LED lamps and standard single-halogen-bulb lamps.

The truck is available with many power options, including the MX-11 engine that went into production earlier this year. It’s available with up to 430 hp and 1550 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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