Mack will be launching the new LR model to the refuse industry at Waste Expo 2015 on June 2. It is a milestone event for Mack, and more importantly, it is a milestone event for our customers. But why change now one might ask? After all, the Mack TerraPro Low Entry has been around for a long time, and it works well.
All of that is true, and also true is that the needs of the refuse industry and the needs of our customers have changed. Safety, productivity, and driver comfort are more important than ever. The LR model is here to help our customers to get the most out of their operating dollars and address a number of their key concerns. The LR model and the LR series of trucks is the most versatile refuse chassis platform in the industry, a platform purposefully designed exclusively for refuse. We’ve added safety items like large windows, corner glass, knee bolsters, and oversized grab handles. And we’ve added driver comforts like a high capacity air conditioning and heating unit, cup and bottle holders, and added storage space. The LR model also brings significant benefits to cost of ownership like LED lighting, body control concealment, and added cab sheet metal protection. And that’s just some of what the LR model is all about, and at the center of it all is the success of our customers.