Mack® LR Model Improves Driver Comfort, Visibility with New Standard Features
TORONTO (Oct. 24, 2018) – Mack Trucks’ leading refuse vehicle, the Mack® LR model, now offers improved safety and driver productivity features for its customers. Mack made the announcement at Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo, Oct. 24-25 at the Enercare Center, Toronto.
A passenger side sliding glass window for superior visibility, and Sears C2 PLUS air suspension seat for enhanced driver comfort, are now standard on the LR model and available for order. Mack also announced that an exterior stainless steel sun visor and 315 series tire coverage for the Hendrickson HAULMAAX suspension are now available for order.
“Mack designs every product and service with our customers in mind,” said Curtis Dorwart, refuse product manager for Mack Trucks. “Refuse customers have a unique set of challenges facing them on the job, so Mack took their input and developed features that would help improve safety, comfort and productivity.”
The new sliding glass window improves ventilation and allows easy access to the passenger side mirror during right-hand stand-up or sit-down operation. The exterior stainless steel sun visor, available as an option, improves heat deflection and reduces glare, while standing up to harsh refuse operating conditions.
The Sears Seating C2 PLUS air suspension seat offers an even more comfortable ride, while a Sears Seating multi-position right-hand seat is standard for customers who spec right-hand operation LR models. The multi-position seat, engineered exclusively for the Mack LR, enables more adjustability for right-hand operators whether standing or sitting, as both the seat back and seat base are adjustable.
Spec’ing the Mack Granite®, Mack TerraPro™ and LR models with 315 series tires in all wheel positions greatly simplifies the ordering process for customers and enables them to more efficiently manage their tire programs.
Also now available for order on Mack LR and TerraPro models is TMC RP170A, a set of chassis-to-body electrical interface guidelines for refuse trucks. The electrical interface was developed through industry collaboration by the American Trucking Associations’ Technology & Maintenance Council (TMC), and allows for easier upfit, standardization and ease of troubleshooting and maintenance.
The Mack LR was designed to meet the challenges of refuse customers needing superior maneuverability, increased productivity and improved visibility, and is available in 6x4 and 4x2 configurations. Customers can specify left-hand drive, right-hand drive, dual-drive and left-hand drive with right-hand stand-up/sit down drive.
Mack’s 11-liter MP®7 diesel engine is standard in the LR model, delivering up to 355 horsepower and 1,260 lb.-ft. of torque. The LR is equipped with an Allison RDS five-speed or six-speed automatic transmission.
For more information on the Mack LR, please contact your local dealer or visit Mack booth No. 1600 at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo.
Mack Trucks’ leading refuse vehicle, the Mack® LR model, now offers improved safety and driver productivity features for its customers. Mack made the announcement at Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo, Oct. 24-25 at the Enercare Center, Toronto.
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.