This big block engine incorporates design features that improve fuel economy and are low maintenance. - Photo: Pierce

This big block engine incorporates design features that improve fuel economy and are low maintenance.

Photo: Pierce

Pierce Manufacturing Inc. announced June 15 it has collaborated with PACCAR to make the 12.9 liter MX-13 big block engine exclusively available to fire departments on Pierce Arrow XT, Enforcer, and Velocity custom chassis.

Available in 510 HP with 1,850 LB-FT of torque, the PACCAR MX-13 big block engine incorporates design features that improve fuel economy, are low maintenance, and provide return on investment.

Other MX-13 engine features include:

  • Quiet and smooth operation
  • Compacted graphite iron castings provide a lightweight and durable design
  • High-pressure common rail fuel injection helps optimize combustion
  • Weatherproofed and encapsulated wiring to protect against cable rubs
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