Mack LR Model Now Available in 4x2 Configuration
NEW ORLEANS (May 9, 2017) – Mack Trucks’ low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack® LR model, is now available in a 4x2 configuration, giving customers a lighter, more maneuverable option for refuse collection. Mack made the announcement at WasteExpo 2017.
“The LR model was initially available as a 6x4 only, but some customers needed improved maneuverability that only a 4x2 configuration could offer,” said Curtis Dorwart, Mack refuse product manager. “With the addition of a 4x2 LR model, we’re pleased to meet the needs of an even wider range of refuse customers.”
With a shorter wheelbase and tighter turning radius, the 4x2 LR model has the ability to fit into alleys and other small spaces. The 4x2 LR model is also lighter than its 6x4 counterpart, improving handling. LR models in 4x2 configuration are available now for order.
Launched in 2015, the Mack LR model was engineered to meet the specific challenges of the refuse application. Customer input was incorporated into the cab design to deliver improved productivity through superior driver comfort, safety and visibility.
The cab’s enhanced driver environment includes power windows and power door locks, memory mirrors, in-dash air-conditioning, standard in-cab LED lighting and an instrument cluster with color LCD display. HVAC and radio controls are centrally-mounted and accessible from both driving positions. A tilt and telescoping steering column is also standard and features steering column-mounted main gauge pods for both the right-hand and left-hand driving positions to enhance gauge visibility and improve ergonomics.
The LR model was also designed with expansive front glass to provide unparalleled visibility. Wrap-around rear cab corner windows we also added to improve visibility and safety.
A new center storage space for lunch coolers, two-liter bottles, beverage cups, mobile phones and MP3 players was added, as was a rear-wall unit that offers two additional levels of storage.
All LR models are powered by Mack’s 11-liter MP®7 diesel engine with up to 355 horsepower and 1,260 lb.-ft. of torque. The Cummins Westport ISL G natural gas engine is optional. LR models are equipped with an Allison RDS five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission.
The LR model was also designed with body builders in mind and offers additional access points and mounting locations for wiring, controls and joysticks. Customers requiring additional support can turn to Mack’s new online Body Builder Portal, which brings together all of Mack’s body builder resources into one convenient online location. Resources available through the portal include wiring schematics, a PTO pump speed calculator and more, as well as contact information for Mack’s Body Builder Support Group.
Mack’s Body Builder Support Group helps connect customers and body builders to Mack product experts to address questions that might arise during the upfit process, enabling Mack to address customer inquiries before, during and after a vehicle is put into service.
Mack Trucks’ low-entry refuse cabover, the Mack® LR model, is now available in a 4x2 configuration. With a shorter wheelbase and tighter turning radius, the 4x2 LR model has the ability to fit into alleys and other small spaces.
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, which employs almost 100,000 people, has production facilities in 18 countries and sells its products in more than 190 markets. In 2018, the Volvo Group’s sales amounted to about $43 billion. The Volvo Group is a publicly held company headquartered in Gothenburg, Sweden. Volvo shares are listed on Nasdaq Stockholm. For more information, please visit www.volvogroup.com.