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Mack introduces cabover model for concrete applications

LAS VEGAS, Nev. -- Mack Trucks is taking the opportunity at this years World of Concrete show in Las Vegas to intr...


Mack is introducing a new TerraPro Cabover model for refuse and construction customers with application-specific features for concrete pumpers.
Mack is introducing a new TerraPro Cabover model for refuse and construction customers with application-specific features for concrete pumpers.

LAS VEGAS, Nev. — Mack Trucks is taking the opportunity at this years World of Concrete show in Las Vegas to introduce the TerraPro Cabover model the latest, most advanced offering from the truck manufacturer.

An evolution of the companys MR model, the TerraPro Cabover is optimized for demanding refuse and construction applications, including concrete pumping. It combines Macks traditional ruggedness with a new driver environment designed to maximize comfort and productivity.

Weve learned a lot from our long history of success with heavy-duty cabover trucks, said Steve Ginter, Mack vocational products manager. And one of these lessons is that while the vehicle has to be extremely durable, it also needs to be comfortable. Ask our customers and theyll tell you comfortable drivers are more productive drivers. That became one of our driving principles in developing the TerraPro Cabover model.

Features of the TerraPro Cabover interior aimed at ensuring driver comfort include: ergonomic seats, integrated armrest, easy-to-read gauges and easy-to-reach switches, accelerator and brake pedals suspended above the cab floor and mounted in-line to reduce driver effort, cab lighting controls reachable from the ground, and courtesy map light.

The vehicles low-profile electronic dash enhances visibility while at the same time incorporating comprehensive driver information displays. The instrument cluster features 25 indicator lights and an automatic transmission temperature gauge. Electronic gauges improve accuracy and reliability while eliminating oil lines and most air lines from the gauge cluster, noted the manufacturer. An engine hour meter that features a wake-up display when the ignition is off is included as well. A battery backup protects vital information stored in the engine control systems.

The TerraPro Cabover model features the next generation of Macks Vehicle Management and Control System, the V-MAC IV, which aims to allow customers to better control costs and closely monitor truck and engine performance.

V-MAC IV offers more than 100 proven programmable features, and adds a host of new items, including road speed tamper detection, integrated starter protection and programmable daytime running light override. V-MAC IV electronics include DataMax, advanced software that captures information such as vehicle trip histories, duty cycle information and scheduled maintenance intervals.

Offered with the proven Mack camelback suspension, the TerraPro Cabover can also be specd with the Mack M-Ride 6-rod suspension, allowing up to 17-inch articulation for maneuverability in landfills and on jobsites.

The TerraPro Cabover comes standard with the EPA 07-certified 11-liter Mack MP7 engine, offered in a horsepower range from 325 HP to 405 HP with torque ratings from 1,200 1,560 lb.-ft. Also available is the EPA 07-certified 13-liter MP8 engine with a horsepower range from 415 HP to 485 HP and torque levels from 1,540 1,700 lb.-ft.

With this vehicle, weve taken the heavy-duty cabover truck to a new level, said Tom Kelly, Mack vice-president, marketing. The introduction of the TerraPro Cabover, together with a soon-to-be-unveiled TerraPro Low Entry model and our recently introduced new Granite and Pinnacle models, completes a period of product renewal unprecedented in the history of Mack, and gives us a family of trucks that offer our customers an industry-leading value proposition.


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