Mack is now offering its new mRide suspension on the TerraPro refuse truck.
NEW ORLEANS, La. — Mack Trucks has announced the availability of its new mRide spring suspension in its TerraPro refuse truck.
The mRide suspension is now available with proprietary Mack axles, delivering increased stability and a smoother ride, according to the company. The mRide is a six-rod spring suspension with ductile iron axle housings and Mack C150/151 axle carries.
“The extremely stable Mack mRide has real benefits for the refuse market, such as a high driveline position and excellent traction,” said Curtis Dorwart, Mack vocational marketing product manager. “The mRide is also virtually maintenance free. Refuse operations, whether they’re municipalities or service providers, require their trucks to be day-in and day-out workhorses, and the mRide-equipped Mack TerraPro is an asset that will boost their operations.”
Mack says the suspension’s spring leaf design and V-shaped torque rods ensure stability by transmitting forces into the truck’s frame. Shock absorbers combine with rubber and steel shock towers to further improve ride and handling.
The mRide is also lighter than camelback spring suspensions, allowing for increased payload and more even weight distribution. It also offers improved articulation and constant ground contact for all wheels, to maximize traction and make navigating in and out of landfill sites easier, Mack announced at the Waste Expo trade show.
The new suspension is also offered on the Mack Granite, Titan and Pinnacle axle-forward models.
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