LOUISVILLE, Ky. — Mack has introduced the Vision DayCab, a stylish, lightweight and aerodynamic alternative for today’s competitive and demanding day-cab market.
Boasting a host of new standard and optional features designed for LTL carriers, local haul and vocational-on-highway customers, the Vision DayCab will be available in primarily tractor — as well as a limited number of straight truck — versions in 4X2 and 6X4 configurations.
“We see the Vision DayCab solving the transportation needs of a wide variety of customers,” says Kevin Flaherty, Mack senior vice-president of sales. “The expansive list of available specs is sure to attract customers in just about every conceivable highway application.”
Headlining the Vision DayCab’s innovations is a newly designed door, with larger side windows and a large lower peep window to significantly enhance overall visibility. The door also includes improved storage space and new, contemporary styling. The new steering column and available seats afford operators generous belly room, while new mirror offerings with breakaway arms, and improved headlamp performance, help reduce maintenance costs. New interior storage features also will be a welcome convenience for DayCab customers.
According to Tom Davis, Mack’s highway products manager, customers will be able to match a Vision DayCab to their specific job through spec flexibility with the company expecting to build between 500 and 600 units before full production in October.
For pure highway use, including regional and local hauling assignments, the Vision DayCab may be spec’d with lightweight MaxAir suspensions and 12,000-lb front and 40,000-lb rear axles.
For beefier vocational and non-highway markets — “including heavy-duty bulk haulers in Canada,” adds Davis — and non-highway applications, the new vehicle offers several options. The options are: two frames, an inside channel reinforcement, painted steel and stainless steel clad aluminum bumpers, 14,600-lb front and 46,000-lb rear axles, air and Mack camelback suspensions, and the new Maxitorque T300 series of Mack transmissions.
Overall, the new vehicle offers GVW ratings ranging from 35,000 to 60,600 lb.
“It is important to note that along with being extremely driver-friendly and boasting contemporary, aerodynamic styling, the new Vision DayCab also brings our customers the traditional Mack strengths of reliability and durability,” adds Flaherty. “Based on our research, we’re confident the Vision DayCab will be well received by our current and new highway customers.”
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