Mack Trucks Highlights Mack® Granite® Models at 2018 Work Truck Show

02-23-2018 
GREENSBORO, NC (Feb. 23, 2018) – Mack Trucks will spotlight the versatility and ruggedness of the Mack® Granite® , the No.1-selling heavy-duty conventional straight truck in the U.S. for four years in a row, at the 2018 Work Truck Show, March 6–9, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis.

Two Mack Granite models on display in Mack booth No. 3527 will highlight expanded options available to customers, which enable greater application versatility.

Featured in the Mack booth are:

  • Mack Granite Axle Forward with new interior
    Dump body
    Engine: Mack MP® 7-425M, 425 horsepower and 1,560 lb.-ft. torque
    Transmission: Mack mDRIVE™ HD 14-speed AMT with ultra-low creeper gears
    Features: Mack ClearTech™ One; Mack Camelback SS38 suspension; Mack 18,000 lb. front axle; Mack 38,000 lb. rear axle; Mack Information & Entertainment system; Mack GuardDog® Connect
  • Mack Granite Axle Forward
    Snow plow with installed belly plow
    Increased ground clearance
    Front frame extension for snow plow mount
    Engine: Mack MP® 8-455M, 455 horsepower and 1,760 lb.-ft. torque
    Transmission: Mack mDRIVE HD 14-speed AMT with ultra-low creeper gears
    Features: Mack ClearTech One; Mack 20,000 lb. front axle; Mack 46,000 lb. rear axle; Mack GuardDog Connect

Mack models with Mack engines are supported by Mack Trucks’ industry-leading suite of uptime services, enabled by the fully integrated Mack GuardDog Connect telematics platform. Standard on Mack models equipped with Mack MP® engines, GuardDog Connect continually monitors the truck’s systems, identifying any critical fault codes or diagnostic needs and alerting Mack’s OneCall™ uptime agents at Mack’s 24/7 Uptime Center. Using the Mack ASIST web-based service management system, agents can diagnose issues, schedule repairs and confirm parts availability before the truck arrives at the shop, allowing customers to focus on the needs of their business.

GuardDog Connect also enables a new addition to Mack’s uptime solutions. Mack Over The Air, available on Mack models equipped with Mack 2017 and newer engines, delivers software updates directly to customers with minimal interruptions to their operations.

Mack Trucks will spotlight the versatility and ruggedness of the Mack® Granite®, the No.1-selling heavy-duty conventional straight truck in the U.S. for four years in a row, at the 2018 Work Truck Show, March 6–9, at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis.






Dedicated to durability, reliability and meeting the needs of customers, Mack Trucks has provided purpose-built transportation solutions for more than a century. Today, Mack is one of North America's largest producers of heavy-duty trucks, and Mack® trucks are sold and serviced through an extensive distribution network in more than 45 countries. Mack trucks, diesel engines and transmissions sold in North America are assembled in the United States. Mack manufacturing locations are certified to the internationally recognized ISO 9001 standard for quality, ISO 14001 standard for environmental management systems and OHSAS 18001 standard for health and safety management systems. Mack is also a proud sponsor of Share the Road, an American Trucking Associations' public information campaign aimed at enhancing the safety of our nation's roadways.

Mack Trucks is part of the Volvo Group, one of the world's leading manufacturers of trucks, buses, construction equipment and marine and industrial engines. The Group also provides complete solutions for financing and service. The Volvo Group, with its headquarters in Gothenburg, Sweden, employs about 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2017, the Volvo Group's net sales amounted to about $39 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly-held company. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.