Built to Work Hard
Peterbilt’s Model 520 is built to withstand the harsh demands of the refuse industry, day in and day out. The rugged, aluminum cab delivers best-in-class durability for increased uptime and lap seam construction on a zinc-coated steel sub-frame for corrosion resistance. Bulkhead-style doors provide years of watertight performance.
Fuel-efficient, Reliable and Environmentally Sound
For natural gas applications, the Model 520 is available with a choice of 9- or 12-liter engines. These spark-ignited engines are capable of running on either Compressed Natural Gas (CNG) or Liquefied Natural Gas (LNG), powered by the Cummins Westport ISL-G (up to 320 horsepower and 1,000 lb.-ft. of torque) or the Cummins Westport ISX12-G (up to 385 horsepower and 1,450 lb.-ft. of torque). With the flexibility to mount tanks either on the rail or integrated into the body, the Model 520 allows for maximum use of space when integrating a body for a variety of applications.
This low-cab forward vehicle adds a new dimension of productivity and versatility. An industry-leading, 65-degree cab tilt enhances maintenance and serviceability. Body installation is cost effective and efficient and the center console provides convenient access to body control integration points.
Where Form and Function Meet
The Model 520 features a newly redesigned cab that delivers versatility, comfort and ergonomics. Center console sides are angled, providing operators easy visibility and access to controls from either side. An enhanced HVAC system improves airflow and climate control for a more comfortable cab. The Model 520’s new interior features an ergonomic dash design with LED backlit gauges, a driver information display for critical vehicle data and rocker switches within easy reach for maximum driver comfort and productivity. A 90-degree door opening with three grab handles on each side and an impact-resistant, bolt-on step provides easy entry and exit.
The distinguished grille styling accommodates pantograph wipers, providing 27% more coverage than traditional wipers for improved visibility. Two headlight technologies are available for the Model 520: halogen bulb lamps and optional LED lamps. Both provide outstanding brightness and coverage.
So you want to know what makes up the 520? Read the full truck specifications, including fuel exhaust, axles, lighting and aerodynamics.
|Cummins Westport ISL G|
|Cummins Westport ISX12 G|
|Aluminum||22.5" / 24.5"|
|Steel||22.5" / 24.5"|
|23" Aluminum||50-120 gallon|
|26" Aluminum||50-150 gallon|
|Dana Spicer||20K lbs.|
|Dana Spicer||Single – 21-30K lbs.|
|Tandem – 40-60K lbs.|
|Meritor||Single – 21-23K lbs.|
|Tandem – 40-46K lbs.|
|Low Air Leaf|
|Air Cam Drum||16.5" X 5" / 16.5" X 6" / 16.5" X 7"|
|Air Cam Drum||16.5" X 7" / 16.5" X 8.6" / 18" X 7"|