GREENSBORO, NC – Getting the toughest truck was the goal of the Goodyear Tire and Rubber Company when they had to decide which would moor its legendary Goodyear Blimp.
The Mack Granite model came out on top because of its strong frame that can support huge loads. The truck was built specifically for Goodyear.
“Mack prides itself on being easy to do business with, and our sales force is known for working in tandem with the customer to develop the needed specification for any application,” said Stu Russoli, Mack vocational segment product manager. “The Mack Granite offers an incredibly durable base for essentially any vocational application and allows for modifications to ensure application excellence.”
The truck is a 2014 model with a Mack MP8 engine and four Goodyear G278 MSD tires.
“The innovation associated with the new mast truck allows us the capability to efficiently operate the airship,” said Brad Crombie, global engineer for Goodyear.