The Bulldog Hauls Oklahoma State Cowboy Football Equipment to the Cotton Bowl
GREENSBORO, NC (Dec. 31, 2013) – Needing a powerful truck to haul their equipment and supplies to the AT&T Cotton Bowl, the 13th-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys called an option play for the Bulldog. A MACK® Pinnacle™ Axle Back model will deliver the team’s essentials to the Dallas Cowboys’ stadium, where Oklahoma State, which finished 10-2 and second in the Big 12, will face off Jan. 3 against the Missouri Tigers.
Prior to the 2013 season, Oklahoma State University purchased a 2014 Pinnacle model spec’d for the unique demands of weekly multi-state treks to football games because of the vehicle’s reliability, versatility and brawn.
The Mack Pinnacle easily navigates through tight spaces to travel in and out of stadiums. It also is strong enough to haul the additional load during playoff season, when teams need to bring their complete weight rooms for training on the road. The truck’s 70-inch high-rise sleeper is spacious, offering drivers a more comfortable ride during long-distance travels. Also contributing to driver comfort is the galvanized steel cab, mounted on airbags and shocks and stabilized with sway bars, allowing the truck to absorb any rough road conditions rather than the driver. The vehicle’s windshield offers maximum visibility for a safer ride, key for the Cowboys who play in a variety of weather conditions.
The truck was purchased from Enid Mack Sales, Inc. in Enid, Okla., which has been a Mack Trucks dealer since 1976.
“We believe Mack Trucks offered the best products to meet our transportation needs and was able to give us the most truck for our dollar,” said Wes Edwards, Oklahoma State athletics equipment director.
Equipped with a MACK MP8 engine with 505 horsepower and the MACK mDRIVE® automated manual transmission, the Cowboys’ Pinnacle offers power and performance to easily deliver their football equipment by game time. The mDRIVE constantly monitors for changes in grade and chooses the optimal gear for fuel economy, freeing up the driver to focus on driving rather than gear changes. The truck also requires less maintenance because the mDRIVE shifts smoothly and causes less stress on the driveline.
“We are pleased that the Oklahoma State football team, known for its strength and stamina on the field, chose a Mack Pinnacle to deliver their team equipment to all of their football games,” said John Walsh, Mack vice president of marketing. “This is a great opportunity for people who may not be familiar with the trucking industry to see how versatile and durable Mack trucks are for a variety of customers.”
“Oklahoma State University purchased a 2014 Mack® Pinnacle™ model to haul equipment for its nationally ranked football team.”
“Equipped with the Mack® mDRIVE® automated manual transmission, this 2014 Mack Pinnacle™ model is easy to drive and maneuverable enough to haul Oklahoma State University football team equipment."
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