Canadian Firefighter Magazine

New products
Pierce to offer PACCAR MX-13 big block engine on custom chassis

June 16, 2020
By CFF Staff

Pierce Manufacturing Inc., an Oshkosh Corporation (NYSE:OSK) company, announced its collaboration with PACCAR to make the 12.9 liter MX-13 big block engine exclusively available to fire departments on Pierce Arrow XT, Enforcer, and Velocity custom chassis. PACCAR operates technologically advanced engine research and development centers in Mt. Vernon, Washington and Eindhoven, the Netherlands, and a world-class engine manufacturing facility in Columbus, Mississippi, which will produce the MX-13 big block engines supplied for integration into Pierce’s custom fire apparatus.

“As we bring together two premium brands, we are confident the synergy between our companies and our collaborative commitment to quality will give firefighters ultimate confidence in their Pierce apparatus designed to serve their communities,” said Jim Johnson, president of Pierce Manufacturing.

Available in 510 HP with 1,850 LB-FT of torque, the PACCAR MX-13 big block engine incorporates industry-leading design features that help keep you running with outstanding fuel economy, low maintenance and great return on investment.

Other MX-13 engine features include:

  • Quiet and smooth operation for exceptional out-of-the-gate performance
  • Compacted graphite iron castings provide a lightweight and durable design
  • High-pressure common rail fuel injection helps optimize combustion
  • Weatherproofed and encapsulated wiring to protect against cable rubs

Recognized for its Kenworth, Peterbilt, and DAF truck brands, PACCAR’s exclusive Pierce fire apparatus engines may be serviced at over 900 maintenance centers across North America. The PACCAR MX-13 big block engine offers easy-to-access replaceable maintenance parts and customers will also receive a five-year, 100,000-mile warranty.

“PACCAR is excited to partner with Pierce, the premier fire truck provider in North America, to supply firefighters and their fire trucks with a superior diesel engine,” said Landon Sproull, PACCAR vice president. “PACCAR engines deliver exceptional durability, fast acceleration and quiet operation, which are top priorities for emergency services.”

To learn more about Pierce and PACCAR’s MX-13 big block engine, visit

Print this page


Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *