The PACCAR MX-11 Engine Is Finally Here!
The wait is finally over. Earlier last week PACCAR Inc. announced that the PACCAR MX-11 engine is made available for order. The engine will look to optimize fuel efficiency and performance for vocational and regional hauling routes, giving fleet owners and truckers some much needed flexibility in what are two of the most significant segments in hauling.
As truck OEMs continue to invest in more efficient engines, PACCAR Inc. plans to stay ahead of the curve with its PACCAR MX lineup. The critically acclaimed series of engines are designed for improving performance, fuel economy, and payload capacity in Class 8 trucks, and so far they haven’t disappointed!
The MX-11 engine is now available for Kenworth T680, T800 with FEPTO, T880, and W900s. The engine is designed to promote payload capacity while also improving fuel economy. Jason Skoog, the Assistant General Manager for Sales & Marketing at Kenworth, claims that the engine will offer improved fuel efficiency for Class 8 trucks as it joins the lineup of PACCAR MX-13. In a press release issued by the company, Jason adds:
“The PACCAR MX-11 is designed for maximum productivity and long life, and has ample low-end power for applications requiring less than 450 horsepower, such as regional haul, tanker, bulk haul, construction and refuse. The addition of the MX-11 broadens Kenworth’s engine offering for Class 8 trucks as it joins the successful, fuel-efficient, PACCAR MX-13 in our lineup.”
The PACCAR MX-11 features a six cylinder, 24-valve design engine with dual overhead camshafts and high pressure common rail fuel injection. In other words, it’s designed to be flexible in performance with regional and vocation hauling routes. The engine itself features compact graphite iron and vertical rib construction that maximizes its strength while providing superior noise suppression.
Built at the PACCAR Inc. engine plant in Columbus, Missouri, for the North American market, the MX-11 engine was successfully launched in Europe in 2013. Since then, it has been installed in more than 10,000 DAF trucks with over 250 million miles accumulated in EU operations in production engines.
The imminent success of the PACCAR MX-11 in Europe only meant that PACCAR Inc. would soon introduce the engine to the North American market. After over 2.5 miles of field testing, the MX-11 engine has finally made its way to the United States.
Vocational and regional hauling makes up for the bulk of the hauling activity across the United States. As such, a powerful yet flexible engine can really do wonders for truck drivers and fleet managers in terms of fuel economy and maximizing payload. While the 10.8 liter MX-11 engine was announced for the North American market in October, it’s not officially available for select Kenworth trucks, while Peterbilt truckers will have to wait until January 2016. – See more at: http://truckernews.com/the-paccar-mx-engine-is-finally-here-p604-90.htm#sthash.Uba12nst.dpuf