Peterbilt Motors Company, a Texas-based PACCAR company, has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the new Model 520. The dual-seated / dual-drive configuration allows customers to operate the vehicle from both sides of the cab for greater convenience and comfort. The Model 520 can also be powered by natural gas with both 9- and 11-liter engine options available.
“The Model 520 features Peterbilt’s latest ProBilt design, providing an operating environment that optimizes comfort, ergonomics and productivity,” said Scott Newhouse, Peterbilt Chief Engineer. It can be configured as LNG or CNG powered with the Cummins Westport ISL G (300 hp / 1,000 ft-lb) or Cummins Westport ISX12 G (320-400 hp / 1150-1450 ft-lb).
New productivity and safety features include:
- dual-station cab with two nearly identical work environments including dual controls for the parking brakes, HVAC system and stereo
- angled console sides for easy visibility and access to the same controls and displays from the right and left
- an enhanced HVAC system for improved airflow and climate control
- pantograph wipers that cover 27 percent more of the windshield than previous designs for increased safety during inclement weather
“The Model 520 is the foundation of Peterbilt refuse collection vehicles,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt General Manager and PACCAR Vice President. “Peterbilt’s Model 520 will give our refuse customers unprecedented levels of uptime, productivity, driver satisfaction and low cost of operation.”