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Peterbilt Introduces New Model 520 Refuse Truck

Peterbilt 520 exterior     Peterbilt 520 interior

Peterbilt Motors Company has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520, with a new seating arrangement, improved design, 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.”

The dual-station cab has two nearly identical work environments for seamless and safe left- or right-hand side operation. Dual controls for the parking brakes, enhanced HVAC system, and stereo, as well as angled console sides for increased operator visibility are some of the great features of the cab.

“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.”

Under the hood, the Model 520 is available with the PACCAR MX-11 engine, providing up to 430 horsepower and 1,550 lb. –ft. of torque, 9- and 12-litre natural gas engines are also available.

On the outside, the Model 520’s famous grille shape accommodates pantograph wipers that cover 27 percent more of the windshield than previous designs for increased safety during extreme weather. Standard halogen bulb lamps and optional LED lamps are both available, providing long service and outstanding brightness and coverage.

“The Model 520 is the foundation of Peterbilt refuse collection vehicles,” said Siver. “Peterbilt’s Model 520 will give our refuse customers unprecedented levels of uptime, productivity, driver satisfaction and low cost of operation.”

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