Mack®m DRIVE™HD Now Available in Mack TerraPro®Concrete Pumpers Powered by the Mack MP®8 Engine
LAS VEGAS (June 8, 2021) – Mack Trucks customers can now order a Mack®m DRIVE™HD automated manual transmission (AMT) in Mack TerraPro® cabover concrete pumpers powered by the 13-liter Mack MP®8 engine. Fully integrated with the MP8 engine and Mack axles, the 13- and 14-speed m DRIVE provides concrete pumper customers a proven solution to help improve performance, boost on-site productivity and safety and maximize uptime.
Mack made the announcement during World of Concrete 2021, June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.
“Mack’s commitment to serving the construction segment and the concrete industry has been a hallmark of our 121-year history,” said Jonathan Randall, Mack Trucks senior vice president of North American sales and commercial operations. “We changed the game in 2019 with the introduction of the m DRIVE HD for the TerraPro concrete pumper, the industry’s first AMT for a cabover concrete pumper truck. We’re building on that great success by expanding our offering to pair the m DRIVE HD with the Mack MP8 engine for customers requiring higher horsepower.”
Mack customers requiring pumpers with longer booms, starting in the 30-meter to 40-meter range, prefer bigger pumps and higher horsepower to power the pumps to move concrete through the boom. The m DRIVE HD paired with the MP8 engine, delivering up to 505 horsepower and 1,860 ft.-lb. of torque, is a proven combination, providing durability and power where high horsepower is necessary. The m DRIVE HD features split-shaft PTO functionality, receiving output directly from the transmission, creating higher torque for large auxiliary equipment like concrete pumps.
The Mack m DRIVE HD features ruggedized internal components, including stronger gears and synchros and is built to withstand the rigors of jobsites and frequent shifting often found in construction applications. The 13- and 14-speed m DRIVE HD AMTs feature low-ratio creeper gears that enable improved startability and ultra-low speed maneuverability.
“Mack’s firm belief in integrated components allows us to deliver high-performance features tailored to specific applications,” said Tim Wrinkle, Mack construction product manager. “The integrated m DRIVE and MP8 engine pairing delivers on the needs of high horsepower concrete pumping applications and eliminates the need for traditional shifting, allowing drivers to focus on safely navigating jobsites and operating their equipment.”
The m DRIVE HD also includes advanced standard features like Rock Free, which allows drivers to free stuck vehicles by rocking the truck back and forth by pumping the accelerator, and Auto Neutral, which improves jobsite safety by automatically putting the m DRIVE into neutral when the parking brake is set. Additional features include MaxBrake, Performance Mode and Grade Gripper, which helps prevent rolling backward on an incline.
To help maximize uptime, the Mack MP8 engine and m DRIVE HD are monitored by Mack GuardDog® Connect, Mack’s integrated telematics solution that monitors critical fault codes. When a fault code is detected, GuardDog Connect proactively contacts our 24/7 Mack OneCall™ agents. With Mack GuardDog Connect, several service alerts can be resolved using Mack Over The Air (OTA), which allows customers to make unlimited driver-activated software and parameter updates, improving uptime and simplifying the update process.
For more information about Mack, please visit Mack booth No. W-1841 at World of Concrete, www.macktrucks.com or your local Mack dealer.
CAPTION: Mack Trucks customers can now order a Mack®m DRIVE™ HD automated manual transmission (AMT) in Mack TerraPro® cabover concrete pumpers powered by the 13-liter Mack MP®8 engine. Fully integrated with the MP8 engine and Mack axles, the 13- and 14-speed m DRIVE provides concrete pumper customers a proven solution to help improve performance, boost on-site productivity and safety and maximize uptime. Mack made the announcement during World of Concrete 2021, June 8-10 at the Las Vegas Convention Center.