Kenworth Truck Co. has named its 2016 Kenworth Paccar MX Engine Council, made up of leading service managers and directors at Kenworth dealerships in the United States and Canada.
The panel assists the company in developing guidelines for service improvements to enhance support for the Paccar MX-11 and MX-13 engines. The council is led by Dave Laird, president of Papé Kenworth, the Kenworth Dealer of the Year and Kenworth Paccar MX Engine Dealer of the Year for 2015.
“The council enables us to learn more about Paccar engines and to share our experiences and best practices. Since its introduction, the MX-13 has become a popular choice among customers because of its reliability and durability, lightweight design, low cost of ownership, and quiet operation. We expect the new Paccar MX-11 will also quickly become a popular choice for Kenworth customers,” Laird said.
The other members of the council are: Mike D’Agostini, engine technical support manager, NorCal Kenworth (Sacramento, Calif.); Matt Allen, director of service operations, for Inland Kenworth – U.S. (Fontana, California); Jeff Minter, service director, Wisconsin Kenworth (Madison, Wis.), a division of CSM Companies; Terry Stalter, service manager with Central Illinois Trucks, (Normal, Ill.); and Zach Newton, service manager, MHC Kenworth (Kansas City, Mo).
Kenworth dealers provide dependable support for the Paccar MX-13 and MX-11 engines through certified technicians, well-stocked MX parts inventory, extensive service hours, and excellent service turnaround time.
The fuel-efficient Paccar MX-13 engine is rated up to 500 horsepower and 1,850 pounds-feet of torque and is available for Kenworth Class 8 trucks. The 10.8-liter Paccar MX-11 engine is 400 pounds lighter than 13-liter engines for enhanced payload capacity and has ample low-end power for applications requiring 430 horsepower or less.