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From left to right Charles Cook Peterbiltrsquos Marketing Manager for Vocational Products Rick Paul District Sales Manager Ron Augustyn Peterbiltrsquos Denton TX Plant Manager Randy Kephart Knife River Equipment Manager Scott Hammond Knife River Northwest Region Equipment Manager Colin Milligan Knife River Shop Manager Robert Woodall Peterbiltrsquos Asst GMSales and Marketing Leon Handt Peterbiltrsquos Asst GMOperations and Jim Zito Peterbiltrsquos Director of Sales for Vocational Products Photo courtesy o
<p>From left to right: Charles Cook, Peterbilt&rsquo;s Marketing Manager for Vocational Products; Rick Paul, District Sales Manager; Ron Augustyn, Peterbilt&rsquo;s Denton TX Plant Manager; Randy Kephart, Knife River Equipment Manager; Scott Hammond, Knife River Northwest Region Equipment Manager; Colin Milligan, Knife River Shop Manager; Robert Woodall, Peterbilt&rsquo;s Asst. GM-Sales and Marketing; Leon Handt, Peterbilt&rsquo;s Asst. GM-Operations; and Jim Zito, Peterbilt&rsquo;s Director of Sales for Vocational Products. (<em>Photo courtesy of Peterbilt</em>)</p>

Peterbilt installs first MX-11 engine

Goes into a Model 567 SFFA destined for ND contractor

Peterbilt Motors Co. installed its first MX-11 engine into a Model 567 set-forward front axle (SFFA) truck ordered by Knife River of Bismarck, ND; a 19-state full-service civil and residential contractor.

The OEM noted that truck is part of a 200 unit order by Knife River, which is an aggregate producer and supplier of asphalt, ready-mix concrete and other construction materials as well.

Introduced in October of last year, the 10.8-liter Paccar MX-11 engine became available for order via Peterbilt dealerships in November, with production beginning this week.

The six inline cylinder engine features a double overhead camshaft design, generates 430 hp and 1,550 lb.-ft. of torque, and uses compacted graphite iron (CGI) in both the engine block and cylinder head; a material  approximately 20% lighter and 75% stronger than traditional gray iron, Peterbilt said.

The OEM added that its new Model 567 SFFA is available in both 115- and 121-in. bumper-to-back-of-cab (BBC) lengths, with the 115-in. BBC offering a bumper-to-front-axle distance of 29 in., while the 121-in. BBC has a bumper-to-front-axle distance of 31 in. Peterbilt also offers the Model 567 in a set-back front axle configuration, also available in a 115- or 121-in. BBC length.

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