Street tough meets street smarts

  • The Model 520 is designed for demanding vocation industries like refuse, concrete pumping, paint striping and more
  • Features an updated VMUX electrical architecture and pre-configured frame layouts for easier integration with a variety of bodies
  • The Model 520 has a sturdy galvanized steel cab frame and a 90-degree door opening for convenient cab access
  • It offers options for right-hand drive, left-hand drive, right-hand stand-up and left-hand sit/right-hand stand-up configurations
Peterbilt Model 520 On-Highway Blue Truck Isolated

Exceptional fuel economy and two near zero natural gas engine choices

Powertrain choices include two diesel engines, the PACCAR MX-11 and PACCAR PX-9, and two near zero natural gas engines, the Cummins L9N and the ISX12N.

The PACCAR MX-11 engine provides outstanding power in a lightweight package and is fully integrated with the truck’s electrical system for the ultimate in PTO body control customization. It is designed to deliver:

  • Centralized Service Locations: Fluid check ports, fills, dipsticks, air intake filter, wiper fluid, coolant, power steering fluid and air restriction indicator
  • Excellent Fuel Economy: With ratings of up to 430 hp and 1,650 lb.-ft. of torque
  • Low Cost of Service: With up to a 75,000-mile oil change interval
  • Superior Performance & Quiet Operation: Broad torque curves mean less shifting, and quieter performance makes driving the Model 520 even more of a pleasure

Body installation efficiency

  • The Peterbilt Model 520 is designed for operational excellence, with a focus on body installation efficiency
  • It has a rugged galvanized steel cab, along with aluminum and fiberglass components for durability and strength
  • The distinctive Peterbilt style is completed by the signature polished stainless steel grille
Peterbilt Model 520 Exterior Cab

Ergonomics and safety features in perfect sync

  • The Peterbilt Model 520 prioritizes ergonomics and safety features working together seamlessly
  • It features an angled dash and adjustable seating for excellent visibility and easy-to-access controls
  • The redesigned gauge cluster includes a 7-inch digital display integrated with Advanced Driver Assistance Systems (ADAS) like Bendix Fusion and side object detection, available on both the right and left side of the truck
  • Driver safety and comfort are enhanced with knurled exterior grab handles, high-visibility bright yellow interior grab handles, LED headlamps and electronic stability control (ESC)
Peterbilt Model 520 Interior Dashboard

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