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Photo gallery: Inside the PACCAR engine plant

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The Columbus, Miss., PACCAR engine manufacturing plant opened in 2010 and began producing 25 MX-13 engines a day. Today, the plant churns out approximately 180 engines a day, with the bulk of the builds made up by the MX-13, and approximately 25 MX-11 engines per day.

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Fleet Equipment went behind the scenes, camera in hand, to get a look at the state-of-the-art manufacturing facility. Check out the photo gallery below.

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The MX-13 and MX-11 greet you as soon as you step foot in the plant.
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The people who build the engine. PACCAR has a strong focus on continuous training for its employees.
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Automation is employed at the highest level. Here, a collaboration robot (co-bot) is on display. This robot safely works along side line employees.
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These next pics speak for themselves.
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A birds-eye view of the manufacturing floor.
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When you have components that wear this well after 1 million miles, you put them on display. PACCAR did just that.
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The manufacturing floor employs hundreds of cameras to visually inspect components and continuously improve quality.
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The right tools for the engine manufacturing job.
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The MX-13 engine in its natural habitat–a Peterbilt 579 Epiq.

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