New Refuse Vehicle to Have 8.9- and 11.9-Liter Engine Options
Peterbilt has launched its new Peterbilt 520 refuse truck with a host of new features, including options for natural gas power. The standard diesel version has a Paccar MX-11 engine, but the 8.9-liter ISLG or 11.9-liter ISX12 G engines from Cummins Westport are also available.
Other features include dual left-and right-hand-side controls allowing operators to handle the vehicle from both sides of the cab, an enhanced HVAC system for improved airflow and climate control, and better visibility: “The Model 520’s distinguished grille styling accommodates pantograph wipers that cover 27% more of the windshield than previous designs for increased safety during inclement weather,” the company says.
“The Model 520 is the foundation of Peterbilt refuse collection vehicles,” Peterbilt GM and Paccar VP Darrin Siver said in a release. “Peterbilt’s Model 520 will give our refuse customers unprecedented levels of uptime, productivity, driver satisfaction and low cost of operation,” he said.
Scott Newhouse is Peterbilt chief engineer.
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