Photo of the Model 520 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Photo of the Model 520 courtesy of Peterbilt.

Peterbilt has expanded its refuse truck lineup with the Model 520, which features new seating configurations for route collection, more versatility and the availability of the Paccar MX-11 engine.

The dual-station cab has two nearly identical work environments so drivers can 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 better visibility and access to the same controls and displays from the right and left.

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

The Model 520 is available with the Paccar MX-11 engine, which went into production earlier this year. The engine is available with up to 430 horsepower and 1,550 lb.-ft. of torque. It can also be powered by natural gas, with both 9- and 11-liter engine options.

The truck also features a new grille designed to accommodate pantograph wipers that cover 27% more of the windshield than previous designs for increased safety in bad weather. Two headlight technologies are available for the Model 520, optional LED lamps and standard single-halogen bulb lamps.

“The Model 520 is the foundation of Peterbilt refuse-collection vehicles,” said Darrin Siver, Peterbilt general manager and Paccar vice president. “The dual-seated/dual-drive configuration allows customers to operate the vehicle from both sides of the cab for greater convenience and comfort.”

Originally posted on Trucking Info