The 100,000th Paccar MX-13 engine produced for North America was recently presented to Kenan Advantage Group, which will operate it in a Peterbilt Model 579.
KAG, a major tank truck transporter and logistics provider headquartered in Canton, Ohio, was of the first fleets to order an MX-13 in 2010.
The engine was presented to KAG President Bruce Blaise and Vice President – Fleet Services Bruce Stockton during an event at the Paccar engine plant in Columbus, Miss., where the MX-13 is manufactured for North American markets. They were joined by Dean Martin, president of sales for AMG Peterbilt of Columbus.
Paccar MX engines have been powering DAF (a Paccar company) trucks throughout the world and over 400,000 engines are in operation today. The engine accumulated more than 50 million test miles before it was introduced in North America. It can be spec’d with up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 ft.-lb. of torque.