MONTREAL, Que. — Mack Trucks came to Canada to introduce the new Granite Medium Heavy Duty (MHD) rear loader refuse truck.
The truck was introduced at the Canadian Waste and Recycling Expo.
The truck offers a reduced weight option for refuse companies and municipalities. It’s ideal for short inner-city routes or for servicing smaller towns, Mack says.
The MHD has lighter-weight components than other refuse truck models, making it an economic alternative for fleets.
“The MHD rear loader is a complement to the existing Mack refuse product line that includes the Mack Granite and the Mack TerraPro cabover and low entry vehicles,” said Curtis Dorwart, Mack refuse marketing product manager. “This tough, lightweight truck is a customized option for our refuse customers who need a vehicle that is ideal for shorter routes and lower gross payload. We feel that it’s important to provide a complete offer of lighter- and heavier-duty refuse vehicles so we can tailor the truck to the application.”
The clean back of cab of the Granite MHD can accommodate a range of body options. The truck can be had in 4×2 or 6×4 configurations, equipped with a Cummins ISL9 345-hp engine. The MHD rear loader is available as a Class 7 vehicle when configured as a 4×2, Mack announced.
“Mack has been in the refuse business for more than 100 years, supplying industry-leading solutions to best meet customers’ needs,” said John Walsh, Mack vice-president of marketing. “As the clear market leader in refuse today, Mack vehicles are designed and spec’d for the particular requirements of our customers. The Mack Granite MHD rear loader is just another great example of the purposeful design of our trucks and of our commitment to supplying a full range of products to meet the needs of the refuse industry.”
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