Mack Trucks to Feature Mack Granite and Granite MHD Models at the 2017 Work Truck Show
GREENSBORO, NC (March 13, 2017) – Mack Trucks will feature the Mack® Granite®, the No. 1-selling heavy-duty conventional straight truck in the U.S., based on IHS Markit U.S. new commercial vehicle registrations,* at the 2017 Work Truck Show March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis.
Visitors to Mack Booth No. 3527 will see durable and rugged Mack Granite models, including the Mack Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) model, which is weight optimized and can be configured as a Class 7 or Class 8 vehicle.
“The Mack Granite and Mack Granite MHD are versatile trucks which can handle the most severe jobs because of Mack’s pioneering legacy of developing durable and reliable vehicles,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack construction product manager.
Featured in the Mack booth are:
- Mack Granite Axle Back
Engine: Mack MP®8 455 horsepower, 1,760 lb.-ft. of torque
Transmission: Mack mDRIVE HD 14-speed automated manual transmission
Features: Mack 20,000 lb. front axle; Mack 44,000 lb. rear axle; Mack C150/150 axle carriers; Mack Camelback 44,000 lb. rear suspension; Mack Cornerstone chassis
- Mack Granite MHD Axle Forward
Engine: Cummins 9-liter ISL-D 345 horsepower, 1,150 lb.-ft. of torque
Transmission: Six-speed Allison 3000 RDS
Features: Mack 23,000 lb. single spring rear suspension; Mack Cornerstone chassis
Mack also will highlight its extensive uptime solutions, including an update on its Mack Certified Uptime Centers and the fully integrated GuardDog® Connect telematics platform. Standard on all Mack models with Mack engines, GuardDog Connect provides proactive monitoring of a truck and its powertrain for potential issues that could lead to unplanned downtime.
Working with Mack’s OneCall™ uptime agents and Mack ASIST, GuardDog Connect enables real-time diagnosis of issues, scheduling of repairs and confirmation that needed parts are in stock and ready to install, all while a truck is still on the road.
*Based on IHS Markit U.S. Class 8 VIN defined conventional straight truck new vehicle registrations for 10 liters and larger engines, January-December 2016
Mack Trucks will feature its Mack® Granite® and Mack Granite MHD (above) models in booth No. 3527 at the Work Truck Show March 14-17 at the Indiana Convention Center, Indianapolis.
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